A chance volunteer project led to a joyful pastime for Ed Barker – building playgrounds. He's helped build 60 in the past six years.
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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.”
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.