Volunteer information is extremely helpful for those who wish to help others. There are certain risks and rewards that come with being a volunteer so check out these articles from HowStuffWorks to make sure you have all the necessary volunteer information
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Say you want to dedicate your life to public service. It's a noble path to take, but there are practical considerations. How will you pay for rent and food? Can you build a career on volunteerism?
Throughout most of history, dominant opinion held that women and war don't mix. But when men were summoned overseas to the front lines during World War II, who stepped up to serve the armed forces at home?
By Jane McGrath
Whether you're running a political campaign, cleaning up the community or promoting an independent film, volunteerism is a truly awesome tool to have at your disposal.
By Robert Lamb
Missionary work in the 19th century struggled to reconcile colonialism and Christianity. Today, missionaries provide as much aid as they do religious guidance -- and they represent more religions, too.
By Jane McGrath
Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment is celebrating 25 years of putting citizen scientists to work gathering data about the Earth. How can you help?
The evolution of warfare has closely shadowed the technological ascent of man. Some sort of army or similar notion has marched side by side with us across the millennia. But how do you fill an army's ranks?
By Robert Lamb
Probably the best reason of all -- and the most popular -- for volunteering is to help others by making a difference and giving back to your community. But what are some of the other best reasons to volunteer?
There are many volunteer opportunities to help those who are handicapped, but what if you are handicapped and you want to be the one volunteering to help others?
You've decided to coach your niece's after-school soccer team. The next day you read about a volunteer coach who is being sued by some parents. Does that mean you need liability insurance before you start coaching?
Grants by definition are given to volunteers. The idea is to provide financial help to those who are trying to make a positive impact on society.
Social Security disability insurance benefits can usually only be received if you cannot work because of an illness or disability. Does this mean you can't volunteer?
Do you feel sad, tired and stressed out? Are you overwhelmed by all the things you have to do? These signs could indicate that you're suffering from a silent epidemic: volunteer burnout.
While working in the United States can be difficult for a foreigner, volunteering is usually pretty simple. Forget the hassle of work visas. As long as you aren't being compensated for your volunteer work, you shouldn't need one.