Alex, a teen volunteer, regularly visits with Anne to help her stay digitally connected. Since her stroke, Anne has had difficulty remembering things, especially passwords for online accounts and her email. The YouthSERVE program at the Volunteer Center of Santa Cruz County, which connected Alex and Anne, recognizes that as “digital natives” young people are the perfect candidates for helping seniors learn how to better connect with online technology.
We spent National Volunteer Week honoring volunteers who make their communities better every day. And we were joined by some special guests, including “Entertainment Tonight” co-host Rocsi Diaz, singer Jon Bon Jovi and “Today” show hosts Matt Lauer and Savannah Guthrie.
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On a glorious Los Angeles spring day today about 600 volunteers came out pick up trash, pull weeds, remove graffiti, repair fences and plant trees on the river banks near Elysian Park. The volunteers came for the last stop of the multicity One America tour, led by Points of Light and Chase. Since it kicked off last July in Columbus, Ohio, the tour has brought thousands of people together to volunteer in their communities – focusing on hunger, education and more.
Known for her charismatic personality and winning smile, Rocsi Diaz has become popular with millions of television viewers as co-host of “Entertainment Tonight” and formerly of BET’s “106 & Park.” Behind the camera, and the smile, is a deep commitment to social and humanitarian causes.