Category Archives: Stories of Volunteerism

Looking for inspiration? Here are some stories about people who have made a difference through volunteering! If you have a story to share, please feel free to email it to info@thevolunteerfamily.org or add it to our facebook page or tweet it to @volunteerfamily. We’d love to hear from you!
By Katie Moosbrugger Summer is the perfect time of year to consider a volunteer project with your whole family. Not only can children learn valuable “working” skills and all about different organizations – as well as how these organizations fit within society -  but kids also learn how to give...
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By Joan Durbin jdurbin@neighbornewspapers.com 7/20/11 Giving time and energy to a good cause is a soul-satisfying endeavor for many north Fulton residents. Susan Cowan and her son Connor, 15, are members of the Young Men’s Service League at Alpharetta High School. A national service organization for high school boys and...
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10/27/2010 Volunteering at the Fairfax Fair in the summertime’s blazing heat may not sound like an ideal way to spend a Saturday afternoon, but for Andrew Levy and his 5-year old daughter Gabrielle, it’s normal. And, on top of that, they were all smiles. So, when it was time to...
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9/24/2010 Reprinted with permission from The Mommy Bloggy http://michelleferguson.wordpress.com/2010/09/19/the-way-of-volunteering/ My children and I volunteer once a month at our local food pantry.  Let me be more specific…Lindsay, Logan, and I volunteer.  I used to take Luke with us, but I quickly learned that he will do better in that environment...
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9/9/2010 Montana State University student Kelsey Jackson has been volunteering with Bozeman community groups ever since she was a freshman. On Wednesday, Jackson welcomed other college students to the MSU Community Involvement Fair to encourage them to do the same. “I’m passionate about helping those that can’t help themselves because...
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2/27/2010 Wanda has been sharing her talents with Odyssey HealthCare, a hospice provider, for about two years. She learned to sew when she was seven-years-old (the youngest of twelve siblings). Her mother made quilts and the children’s clothing. Wanda and her seven sisters learned the craft and family history while...
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2/4/2010 When the earthquake struck Haiti, students at Waples Mill Elementary School in Oakton moved into action. The student council decided to launch a pennies-for-Haiti program with plans to collect coins for the American Red Cross, and one student proposed setting up a school chapter of the international relief organization....
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2/2/2010 Because Gray Johnson got out of school early, dozens of kids with the Salvation Army’s Boys & Girls Club will benefit through donations of school supplies. The Aiken High School sophomore has been participating in mission projects with other youth group members of First Baptist Church in conjunction with...
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1/19/2010 Yvette Gause took the day off from work Monday and brought her children to the Cultural Arts Center in Frederick to honor the life of Martin Luther King Jr. by volunteering. For the past several years, Gause said she and her family have looked for ways to help the...
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