Volunteerism can take on a variety of forms and many organizations offer unique opportunities. They are each equally rewarding, and it definitely “pays to volunteer.” But after the terrorist attacks in Paris in 2015, we’re sharing a few volunteering opportunities that can make a difference for those at home and abroad.
Imagine the impact 75,000 students could make if they participated in a community focused service-learning experience every school year. That’s what the National Center for Learning and Civic Engagement (NCLCE) plans to find out with the help of a $50,000 NobleCause grant.
Volunteering can be a great way to obtain applicable real world experience, while also making a difference and showing your devotion to your values as an individual. This series will focus on four unique volunteering opportunities that will enhance your resume while improving the lives of those around you.
Art Literacy teaches and engages kids in the arts and is a staple in Beaverton, OR. Started by a mother of local students, the Art Literacy program offers the only elementary art program in the Beaverton School District. The craziest part? It’s 100% run by volunteers and two part-time district employees.
Some VTO programs don’t allow parents to use their time off to volunteer at their children’s schools. Here are 10 reasons why we’d like to put that practice to bed, and why we want to encourage businesses to offer VTO that allows working parents to volunteer in schools.