Volunteerism

'Welcome to Greensburg, Kansas,' sign next to two wind turbines (© Charlie Riedel/AP Images)

U.S. governments large and small go green

From Greensburg, Kansas, to New York City, all forms of local, state and federal U.S. governments are going green. Learn more here.
Top: Aerial view of farmland. Bottom: Los Angeles skyline (Both images © Shutterstock)

These volunteers and fellows will take on California’s climate issues

The new California Climate Action Corps, a group of community volunteers and paid fellows, will work with the state's government on environmental problems.
Praying Asian woman with forehead marked with cross (© Scott Olson/Getty Images)

American Christians find renewal during Lent

Lent, the 40 days leading up to Easter, is a time of spiritual renewal for Christians that includes prayer and giving to others, even in a pandemic.
Man kneeling and talking to children sitting on cot in gymnasium (© Scott Dalton/American Red Cross)

American Red Cross: Volunteers helping those in need

In a year marked by natural disasters and a global pandemic, the American Red Cross has seen a surge in volunteers who want to save lives.
Young woman measuring baby held by another woman while third woman watches (Peace Corps)

Peace Corps celebrates 60 years of global volunteerism

As the Peace Corps celebrates six decades of volunteerism this year, take a look back at some of its work and learn more about its history.
Three people smiling in boat (© Peace Corps)

Peace Corps volunteers making a difference in the Philippines

The Peace Corps has sent 9,300 volunteers to the Philippines since 1961 to serve as teachers, conservationists and community developers.
A billboard with 'Take Out To Help Out' in neon lights (© Mark Lennihan/AP Images)

Celebrating a season of kindness [photo gallery]

The holidays are somewhat different this year, due to constraints imposed by the pandemic. But Americans are still honoring the spirit of the season.
Man in mask vaccinating woman in arm (© Ted S. Warren/AP Images)

American spirit of volunteerism thrives in the age of COVID-19 [photo...

This gallery of photographs showing how Americans help one another during the coronavirus crisis is a testimony of U.S. volunteerism in times of hardship.
Rainbow of autumn symbols and colors surrounding pumpkin (© Tatiana Kuzmina/Shutterstock)

At Thanksgiving, Americans reach out to those in need

Learn how two U.S. charities are helping the needy on Thanksgiving Day while navigating new safety requirements during a public health crisis.