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Get to know our Spring Interns: Meet Destiny!

This spring we’re welcoming another cycle of interns from the COMM 466 class at NC State. The class is an introduction to nonprofit leadership and development, and we’re excited to share what we’ve learned in our own journeys with interns each semester! What are some cool things about you?  I’m majoring in animal science with …

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What To Know About Volunteering While On Social Security Disability Benefits

If you have been approved for disability benefits because you are unable to work and earn a living, you may want to do some volunteer work. You may have concerns about whether your volunteer services will affect your disability benefits. Volunteer work may or may not affect your disability benefits, and it focuses on whether …

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Get to know our Fall Interns: Meet Abigail!

This fall, we’ve welcomed another cycle of interns from the COMM 466 class at NC State. The class is an introduction to nonprofit leadership and development, and we’re excited to share what we’ve learned in our own journeys with interns each semester! What are some cool things about you? “I’m majoring in business, with a …

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Get to know our Fall Interns: Meet Connie!

This fall, we’re welcoming another cycle of interns from the COMM 466 class at NC State. The class is an introduction to nonprofit leadership and development, and we’re excited to share what we’ve learned in our own journeys with interns each semester! What are some cool things about you? “I am from a small town …

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Why I Volunteer

Alecia has been been one of our volunteer bloggers this year! Learn about how she was inspired to start volunteering! “There’s something about helping people that makes me appreciate the beauty of humanity. As a child, this was something I gravitated to instinctually.  As an elementary school student, my dad and I volunteered through our …

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Meet the Winners: Teens Change The World! 2019 Summer Program

Recap: What is the Teens Change the World! Summer Program? This summer, Activate Good hosted teens from around the Triangle (and even a few from out of state!) at our Teens Change The World! 2019 Summer Program over two separate weeks: one session this past June, and one in July. This program is an annual …

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How Volunteering Promotes Social Engagement

In recent times, social engagement has come to mean more involvement on social media instead of live social connections. However as many studies have shown, nothing can replace live interaction with others. Here are a few ways volunteering helps promote social engagement. Improves bonds between family and friends Looking for a new way to spend …

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Get to know our Summer Interns: Meet Kyla!

Thanks to a partnership with Wake Tech, Activate Good welcomes two new interns to help us make sure this year’s Teens Change the World! Summer Program is the best it can be! We’re excited to have Kyla join us in bringing local youth together to make an impact. What are some cool things about you? …

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Get to know our Summer Interns: Meet Melanie!

Thanks to a partnership with Wake Tech, Activate Good welcomes two interns to help us make sure this summer’s Teens Change the World! Program is even more amazing! We’re excited to have Melanie join us and support emerging young leaders. How did you start volunteering? “I volunteered a little bit growing up but was never …

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