The True Meaning of Volunteering

The True Meaning of Volunteering

This is a reflection from student Kayley Gould, on how volunteering in her local area has shaped her views on how volunteering can be done right. Last year, I explored in depth what it means to volunteer. I researched and wrote my senior thesis on the dangers of...
Reflecting on Volunteering: Learning Service as a Lens

Reflecting on Volunteering: Learning Service as a Lens

This is a guest post from educator, volunteer coordinator and volunteer Jane Carpenter, on how she found the Learning Service book useful when reflecting on her own experience.   Learning Service is a brilliant, thought-provoking and practical book which gently guides...
Volunteering with Lions – What You Should Know

Volunteering with Lions – What You Should Know

This is a guest post written by Sarah Dyer of Voice4Lions.   So you love lions? Me too! Learning about how desperate a situation our lions are in nowadays, who would not want to try and do something they felt would improve their situation? People have many reasons for...
Introducing the Sidekick Manifesto

Introducing the Sidekick Manifesto

This is a guest post from Shawn Humphrey which was first published on his own website.   “Here’s your check and there’s the parking lot.”  That’s how one civically-engaged college campus responded to my talk on global poverty. Ouch. It stung.  And, on my lonely walk...
Understanding our Role as a Volunteer

Understanding our Role as a Volunteer

This is a guest post by recent graduate and volunteer Natalie. From quite a young age I knew that I wanted to travel, see the world and meet new people, and I also knew that I wanted to “make a change” and help people that needed it. Being young, we often had quite a...