Entries tagged with “Volunteering”

5 Editor Favorites for Putting Values Into Action

Activism, Books, Music and Film

5 Ways to Get Involved in Craftivism

Craftivism is a way to be a changemaker while also being creative with your hands. Here are five ways to craft real change right now.

Animal Farm as Written by Gandhi

“Magic happens betweens humans and animals, but there is a special magic with these animals.”

Carrie Newcomer's Latest Album: Kindred Spirits

With lyrics like “God walks around in muddy boots” and “a summer tomato is a cause to rejoice,” it’s clear Carrie Newcomer has a knack for finding the transcendent in the everyday…

Coming to Peace with Begging

I hate asking for money. Whether it’s telling a friend she owes me for the book I picked up for her or divvying up the single check on a restaurant table, it is not one of my favor…

Community Champion:

Meet three women who are champions in their communities.

Community Champion: Hadassah Margolis

“You don’t have to storm the state house or the White House to be an activist. You can sit on your living room couch and knit a blanket or make two masks for your neighbor”—Brookline, Massachusetts’ Hadassah Margolis employs craftivism to make real change in her community and beyond.

Community Champion: Jennifer Botwick

Lunch Brake is a homespun effort that delivers lunch bags filled with protein-rich snacks, water, and nonperishable foods to those in need.

Community Champion: Wendy Chan

One Journey is a grassroots organization that connects displaced people with welcoming communities, encouraging compassion and understanding.

Finding a Green Life, Behind Bars

At San Quentin State Prison, environmental outreach is based on the principle that nothing should be carelessly thrown away—especially a human life.

Injustice in a Group Boosts Willingness to Volunteer

Research from New York University suggests a counter intuitive notion: A sense of unfairness can actually increase volunteerism. Why? It turns out that when people who strongly ide…

Join a Different Kind of Holiday Service

How to offer assistance to those in need.

More Retirees Are Volunteering Around the World

“Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” ~ Betty FriedanMore and more older Americans are feeling the call to give back to others and are finding them…

Saints R Us

A year and a half ago I became obsessed with the size of landfills. (This could be the result of too much time on my hands to simply think about things, but still.) I had seen some…

Spending from the Heart

Money can do so much good if we use it in a spirit of interrelatedness, acceptance, and love.

Stop Slavery in Our Lifetime

Imagine one twelve-year old girl in a hotel room in Lima, Peru. She both lives in the room, and works in the room. Her room costs about $20 a day, and the hotel is happy for the st…

Susan Sarandon: The Making of a Meaningful Life

Susan Sarandon on what it takes to be a hero, change the world, and maybe even have a happy life.

Thanks, Tide!

The Tide commercial hit me. In times of disaster, people turn to the most basic of human needs — and one of those that I had never thought about is clean clothes. The Tide Lo…

The Commons: How Can I Love You Better?

The wisdom of asking one simple and difficult question

Volunteer Vacations

Step Out of Your Self On These Worldwide Voluntours.