Volunteers report having less stress, longer periods of sustained happiness, more of a drive in personal and professional sectors, and a larger sense of community when they volunteer in virtually any capacity. While most people attribute volunteering to an improved mood and a purposeful life, studies are actually beginning to find that it affects your physical health too!
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As many as one out of five children are sexually abused. In addition, it is estimated that over a quarter of all children are mistreated, abused, or witness family violence. With staggering numbers like that, it’s frightening to consider how or if these children get assistance. Thankfully, there are outreach and support programs like Kids in Crisis, a Connecticut nonprofit.
Imagine the impact 75,000 students could make if each one participated in just one community focused service-learning experience every school year. That’s just what the National Center for Learning and Civic Engagement (NCLCE) plans to find out with the help of a $50,000 NobleCause grant to foster volunteerism.
Thanks to a $50,000 NobleCause grant to promote volunteerism, Campus Compact of Oregon now has the necessary funds to begin an exciting new program called REACH - Racial Equity Across College and High School.
Nearly 60 million people are displaced worldwide due to conflict, natural disasters, economic struggles, and more. About 70,000 refugees were granted residence in the United States in 2015. Many organizations and agencies want to spread awareness and support for the refugee plight. Refugee Support Services (RSS), a nonprofit located in Charlotte, NC, is doing just that. A recent recipient of a 2016 NobleCause grant, RSS plans to use to the funds to increase their volunteer base to provide support services for refugees who have recently arrived in the area. North Carolina receives about 2,200 refugees per year, and Charlotte alone resettles about 650 people.
June 5th is World Environment Day, and there is no shortage of environmental initiatives that have been made (and met) worldwide. One organization, Environmental Learning for Kids (ELK), provides a number of programs targeted at preschool through 12th grade students (Generation Z), to help them understand the value of community outreach, and to get them interested in the nature and science departments. Recently, ELK received a grant from NobleCause which will allow them to increase their reach, provide stronger support for those already in their program, and more.
Over one billion people in 192 countries are expected to participate in the 46th anniversary of Earth Day, making it the largest civic observance in the world. This year, you can continue to help change the world by starting in your own neighborhood! Here are 10 simple ways you can take action with your friends, family, and neighbors on Earth Day or any day of the year to help protect our environment for future generations.
It is estimated that, worldwide, nearly one million domestic pets are abused or mistreated every year, and one pet is abused approximately every 10 seconds in the U.S. The numbers are shocking, and while many people feel helpless or angry in the face of such a horrible truth, there is something you can do to bring about real change. In recognition of the ASPCA's Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month, here are seven ways you can make a difference by volunteering.
Gen Y, more commonly referred to as the Millennial group, consists of nearly 80 million people and accounts for about a quarter of the population. Gen Z, mostly still in their teen years, accounts for over 26% of the total population - the largest demographic in the United States. While many people want to give Gen Y and Gen Z a bad rap because of their youth, their unique approach and changing mindset provide a huge advantage to the volunteering community. Imagine what half of the world’s population could do if they set their minds to it.
College majors seem more defined and specialized now. When I went to college, I went in thinking I had at least two years to figure out my major. Many students now declare their major during the college admissions process. But how does an 18 year old really know what they want to do?