Today’s Solutions: June 19, 2024

It’s kitten season! How to h

It’s kitten season! How to help overwhelmed shelters manage the influx of kitties right meow

Kitten season has arrived, bringing with it an irresistible wave of feline cuteness. However, behind the scenes, animal rescues and shelters are dealing with an influx of pregnant cats and their litters, putting a strain on their already limited resources. According to Stephanie Filer, executive Read More...

Aerial view of Lake Tahoe's clear water with pines on the shore

Volunteer scuba divers recover 25,000 pounds of trash from Lake Tahoe

While few other lakes in the United States can compete with Lake Tahoe’s clear waters, the country’s second deepest lake does have a trash problem. To address this, California nonprofit Clean Up the Lake has recently organized a team of scuba divers to remove debris from the lake’s whole Read More...

group of volunteers with masks pack donation boxes

Did you know that volunteering is good for your health?

Volunteering is a great way to have a positive impact while connecting to your community, but did you know that volunteering is actually good for you? Today we share four ways in which giving back to your community also gives back to your health and wellbeing. Physical and mental health Read More...

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A list of charities offering support and aid in Afghanistan

Watching the unrest and crisis in Afghanistan unfold this week has been devastating and leaves many of us asking, what can I do? These are some organizations offering direct aid and relief and now accepting donations and volunteers. International Rescue Committee This organization has been Read More...

The UK is seeing a surge in co

The UK is seeing a surge in community forest projects

As the effects of climate change become harder and harder to ignore, communities from all over the globe exerting more effort to reverse generations of unsustainable and damaging practices. Take, for instance, the local climate-change group from a village on the edge of the Yorkshire Dales in Read More...

Giving: Safe ways you can cont

Giving: Safe ways you can continue to give back this holiday season

The holiday season is the time we reflect on how lucky we are to have a roof over our head and food on our table, but it is also a time to think about those who have less than us. As we head deeper into the holiday season, we’re sharing ways you can still safely give back to your community at a Read More...

The elections are over. Here

The elections are over. Here’s how to continue your role in democracy

So you cast your ballot and participated in the democratic process, now what? There are so many more ways to remain involved in the democratic process beyond just voting. Today we share some ideas for contributing to collective civic good any time, not just during election season.  Reach out Read More...

You can now volunteer in a mea

You can now volunteer in a meaningful way, without leaving your couch

As the country remains at a social-distancing standstill, not only are vulnerable people in need of essential items, companionship, and care, but many more fortunate individuals are finding themselves with more time on their hands and a feeling that they should be doing more to give back to the Read More...

Not just a week at the beach

Not just a week at the beach

More and more people are using their vacation time to work for others. Diane Daniel and Sandy Stabile | November 2008 issue Before Victor Benard left on an eight-week bicycle tour of India with his wife, Marlene, he learned about Children Walking Tall, a British charity in Goa that helps kids Read More...

Voluntourism resources

Voluntourism resources

Time to plan another vacation? This time, consider volunteerism. Here are several resources to get started. Ode Editors | November 2008 issue Books Volunteer Vacations: Short-Term Adventures That Will Benefit You and Others (Volunteer Vacations)By Bill McMillon, Doug Cutchins and Anne Geissinger Read More...