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November 7, 2018

Since 1865 the Salvation Army has collected money Christmas after Christmas for people in need, including children and seniors who benefit from being chosen from the Angel Trees. But that's not all the Sal...

October 31, 2018

Volunteer Coordinator for the 3,200 acre Warner Parks, Paul Fowler points out that other natural areas—both in metro Nashville and in Tennessee's state park system, and also across the country—need volunte...

October 24, 2018

People often think that greyhounds need to be rescued from an abusive racing situation. Or they worry that such a big dog will be aggressive. Greyhound Pets of America, and volunteers like Kathy Jackson, are r...

October 17, 2018

Without being able to drive, aging adults can easily lose the means for taking care of themselves physically. Additionally, they may be unable to maintain social contacts and to do what gives them purpose in l...

October 10, 2018

Nearly 40 years ago the Church of the Savior in Washington, D.C. stepped into the job market—not for themselves, but for others. A group of members realized their neighbors in a nearby low-income housing proje...

October 3, 2018

Like many people whose professional life keeps them behind a desk, Pat Dishman longed to be outside. Unlike many people in that circumstance, Pat did something! Ten years before she retired, she began voluntee...

September 26, 2018

You care about others, and you are adventuresome. Volunteering overseas appeals to you, but not at the price quoted in the fancy brochures! You and Nelson Santos are kindred spirits. Fortunately, he's blaz...

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