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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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And the Rest was History … A Volunteer Story

We always say here at Activate Good that one of our favorite things about volunteering (besides making an impact in the community, of course!) is the opportunity to meet people that share your passion for making a difference. When we heard about how Laura and Kat’s volunteer experience led to a spontaneous international girl’s trip, …

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A Passion for Education – A Volunteer Story

“I am motivated by service. I believe that people are good and want to be successful.” -Patrick Shearon-     Patrick shared with us his account of how he found a way to use his talents and passion to give back to the community with the help of Activate Good. Read on to find out …

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Improve your Health by Volunteering?

It’s true! Maintaining one’s health is a priority to that often falls behind for our other priorities in life. Between attending school and/or working, maintaining a home and family life and numerous social obligations, it seems nearly impossible to stay healthy. If you’re looking for a creative way to get healthy while helping others, check …

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