Volunteer

Do you want to volunteer your time to a worthy cause? When you're going to volunteer you should look for a charity whose cause is close to your heart. Read these volunteer articles to get informed.

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Average citizens are getting involved in the scientific process every day by participating in citizen science, a movement in which volunteers are helping professional scientists collect and analyze data.

By Elizabeth Abbess

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

On any given day, there are 100,000 active missing persons cases in the United States, with 52 percent of those cases involving children under the age of 18. The statistics are enough to make anyone want to do something about it.

By Sarah Siddons

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As John F. Kennedy once said, "We have the power to make this the best generation of mankind in the history of the world -- or make it the last." Volunteering is a big part of that, here and abroad.

By Libby Little

Most people dread doing their taxes -- it's right up there with getting a root canal. But if you don't see what all the dreaded fuss of preparing taxes is about, you may be the perfect person to volunteer income tax assistance.

By Sarah Siddons

Millions of kids dream of becoming a firefighter when they grow up. If you still have dreams of fighting fires, becoming a volunteer firefighter might be the right path for you.

By Claribel Pope

Bankruptcy. Divorce. Eviction. Civil lawsuits. Debt collection. Unfortunately, the times we need professional legal assistance aren't necessarily the times we can afford lawyers.

By Eleanor Duse

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You're retired and ready to enjoy your leisure time. There's only one problem -- you have a little too much leisure time. If you're finding retirement a bit boring, you may want to consider becoming a volunteer.

By Sarah Siddons

Every year, millions of Americans die from illnesses such as heart disease, cancer, stroke and diabetes. And every year, roughly 400,000 hospice volunteers help many of these people through their last few months of life.

By Sarah Siddons

Volunteering at the White House is a privilege and an honor. But you can't just walk up to the front gate and ask for an application to volunteer.

By Elizabeth Abbess

One good thing about Christmas is that it gets many of us thinking about others and how we can help those in need. Even with COVID19 restrictions in place, there are still many ways to volunteer.

By John Barrymore & Melanie Radzicki McManus

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To become an officer of the U.S. Military, you have to volunteer for the job. But that's not to say you won't get paid for your time. In fact, the compensation and benefits for an officer are very competitive.

By Elizabeth Abbess

Volunteering isn't just for adults -- it gives kids valuable work experience, introduces them to new people and provides them with a sense of pride in their work.

By Cordelia Hamilton

Every day, millions of Americans go hungry. With the economy at its worst since the Great Depression, more and more Americans across the country are forced to find food at local soup kitchens.

By Juliet Kaman

Volunteer search and rescue teams can be integral to the survival of stranded victims and locating missing persons. Do you have the skills necessary to become a search and rescue volunteer?

By Eleanor Duse

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If you're interested in taking your curiosity about "CSI" and criminal justice to the next level, you don't have to make a complete career change. You can volunteer at your local police station.

By Libby Little

For many people, having children is the dream of a lifetime. Sadly, not everyone can get that wish. Becoming a foster parent is a wonderful way to have the child or children you are looking for while helping people in need.

By Libby Little

Volunteer work may not make you rich, but it pays you back in so many ways. And teens can get in on the action, too - volunteering looks great on college applications and also lays a foundation for a lifetime of giving.

By Eleanor Duse

Working as a volunteer emergency medical technician (EMT) can be rewarding and exhilarating. Not only do you get to help people in need, but you also get to give back to your community.

By Cordelia Hamilton

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Difficult times come to most everyone, and in many cases -- whether you know it or not -- a hotline is standing by to help.

By Eleanor Duse

On a daily basis, children are forced to live in poverty, violence and abusive situations -- and it's taking place in alarming numbers. Some of the most valuable volunteers give only their time and attention to children in need, and you can too.

By Juliet Kaman

Hear the words "Salvation Army" and you'll likely imagine a person standing outside a local store with a bell and a bright red bucket. The bell is to get your attention. The bucket is to receive your donation. But where does that money go?

By Libby Little

Take out a world map. Pin it to the wall. Throw a dart. That's where you can volunteer to teach English: anywhere you want. Any country, any continent.

By Sarah Siddons

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It's easy to get bystander syndrome about the environment and imagine someone else will "take care of it." But the truth of the matter is, if the citizens of Earth don't start taking care of the planet today, it might soon be too late.

By Sarah Siddons

Volunteering as a family is a (nearly) free way to feed your craving for quality family time, while also contributing to your local community. It's a win-win situation not only for your family, but for the families you help as well.

By Cordelia Hamilton