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How Microvolunteering Helps You Help Others

How Microvolunteering Helps You Help Others

Microvolunteering is popular because it offers the flexibility traditional volunteering does not. It deals with the commitment and capacity of work volunteers can provide. Rather than work on larger, long term volunteer positions, you can devote a specific amount of...

Training for a Marathon

Training for a Marathon

A marathon consists of 26.2 miles and is no small feat. Proper preparation is essential in not only accomplishing your goal but in preventing injury as well. Participants often devote at least one year to train for this monumental but gratifying task. It is also...

Recruiting and Retaining Introverted Volunteers

Recruiting and Retaining Introverted Volunteers

Introverts are often misunderstood and even undercounted. Because of this, career and volunteer organizations often lose out on their skills. Introverts become frustrated by being overlooked and misunderstood. They exit before they can be utilized appropriately....

Virtual Volunteering 101

Virtual Volunteering 101

Volunteering has a multitude of benefits, not only for the individual or group receiving the service but for those providing it as well. Volunteers can range in the areas they work and serve, including trained services such as education or emergency rescue, or on an...

How to be an Ethical Volunteer

How to be an Ethical Volunteer

Ethical volunteering is a process of providing support either as a person or using personal resources with good intentions and not volunteering for personal gains. Charitable organizations that engage in ethical volunteering place individuals in areas that match their...

Tips for Staying Safe When Cycling in the Snow

Tips for Staying Safe When Cycling in the Snow

While casual hobbyists just stay off their bicycle when winter weather hits, diehard cyclists keep on going. When going in snow, it's important to follow a few safety tips. The snow might not stop a cycling fiend, but the injury from a fall very well could. Take some...

Volunteering in a Nursing Home

Volunteering in a Nursing Home

If you think volunteering in a nursing home is sad or boring, think again. As a volunteer, your presence can bring a new perspective to nursing home residents who still enjoy the interactions they have with visitors. There are many things that you can do as a nursing...

Nutrition Guidelines for a Great Run

Nutrition Guidelines for a Great Run

Before you lace up those running shoes and hit the road, it is critical to ensure that your body is properly fueled. Expert runners understand the importance of following a sound nutrition regiment designed to adequately power the body through a run of any distance...

The Surprising Benefits of Volunteering

The Surprising Benefits of Volunteering

The beneficial nature of leading a thoughtful, well-designed life has been thoroughly explored and has been linked to leading a happier life. In fact, scientific literature perfectly demonstrates that individuals that have a purpose in life, specifically people in...

The Best Summer Running Gear

The Best Summer Running Gear

According to the University of Oregon, running in the summer can increase your performance by 5%. Running in the heat can quickly become tiring, and it's easy to get overheated. People who run very often know that there are different types of running gear, though,...