Community activist Syreeta Gates says one of the great joys of volunteerism is being able to explore interests while helping others: "I’m following my own passions and want to help others do the same.”
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A former Army medic, stay-at-home mom and nursing home worker, Clara DelGallo has spent years caring for others. And for nearly three decades, she has been involved in making sure that the people in her community get the care they need.
Sharing his love of reading with children – some who have never had anyone read to them – has become a cause of sorts for 17-year-old Alex Ricciardelli.
Last year, at 8 years old, Vivienne Harr saw a photo of two Nepalese children, slaves burdened by large rocks tied to their backs. After learning that child slavery is common throughout many parts of the world, Vivienne took a stand – armed with a lemonade recipe and the desire to do good.