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.
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.
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?
When it comes to monitoring food safety, the enforcers range from international operations like the World Health Organization to huge domestic organizations like the FDA and USDA to your local health inspector.
In the last four decades, hundreds of gay rights organizations have sprung up to win the right to work, go to school, get housing, have children, serve in the military and receive medical care without fear of discrimination or violence.
Faith-based charities like the Salvation Army, Catholic Charities, Volunteers of America, Lutheran Social Services and Jewish Family & Children's Service provide a huge array of services to the nation's sick, elderly and poor.
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?
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?