School as a Portal for Volunteering


Activities for Younger Students

There are many volunteering activities that are restricted to older students, and these are largely due to safety factors. Younger children are trusting and open,...


Volunteering to Help Animals

The economic woes of the world come and go, and animals are often the first to be cut out of the loop when money is...


Mixing Young and Old

There are many people with decades of life experience unable to live alone, but they often find homes for the aged to be lonely. They...


Choosing Organizations For Voluntary Work

Educational institutions have a mandate to protect their charges, so not every organization that needs volunteers will be a good match for any particular school....

Modern society has come to realize those that are less fortunate need a hand up, and schools have lately been leading the way in volunteerism. Many of them have begun to provide matches between students and local charity organizations as a way to help the community while educating students. This has worked out well in many areas, and there are now efforts by charities to get on the growing list of schools with available students.

Volunteering has a long history of helping those in need as well as those who provide assistance, and both parties benefit. While the benefits to those receiving help are often obvious, the sense of community and commitment from volunteers are the rewards they receive. Even if they only work one day per week, the lift in spirits and esteem is obvious to those around them.