Volunteering + Your Career

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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Spreading Good with the Junior Youth Group of Tryon Pines

A few weeks ago, Activate Good was contacted by Gayle, a supporter of a neighborhood youth service group. She shared that the teens in the group loved our Signs for Good and wanted to share this message of kindness and service throughout their whole neighborhood. Read on for more about this volunteerism story! The Junior …

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When You Least Expect It…

Some of our favorite stories to tell are those of unique and rewarding experiences had by volunteers and the nonprofits hosting them. Activate Good volunteer, Ken Dean, didn’t know what the day would bring when he signed up to photograph volunteers during Activate Good’s 9/11 Day of Service. Read on to find out the unexpected way …

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Volunteers Bring Beauty to Raulston Arboretum

The JC Raulston Arboretum runs on volunteers. According to Kathryn Wall, their volunteer coordinator, they wouldn’t exist without them. From the receptionist greeting you at the visitor center to the gardener labelling plants in the garden to the instructor teaching schoolchildren about photosynthesis, a volunteer touches every aspect of this nonprofit. “[The volunteers] love creating …

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