Volunteer Stories

Aug 14
It’s Tina Frundt’s job to know these horrifying numbers: More than 2 million children run away from home each year. About a tenth of them – some 200,000 – become tools in sex trafficking. Having herself survived forced prostitution, she's now helping keep children safe.
Aug 11
Posted by mmelendez to Volunteer Stories, HandsOn Network
Patty Bailey loved a Bear. Well, a dog named Bear. An adopted flat-coated retriever/Newfoundland mix, which she traveled from New Jersey to Georgia to find, had what some might describe as a higher calling. “From the moment we picked Bear up he was so full of love and compassion, we just had to share him with others,” says Bailey, of Sparta, New Jersey.
Aug 07
Every week for months now, 17-year-old Grant Mercer has visited a Marietta, Georgia, homeless shelter – not with food or clothing, but with Legos for the kids. "You can make anything you want out of them," he says of the colorful building blocks. "They give young kids the chance to let their imaginations run wild."
Feb 18
Posted by mmelendez to Volunteer Stories
As kids we were transformed by experiences in Haiti and Mexico serving among the poor with our families, and we wanted to create a transformative experience for our three young children, too. Since Matt is a filmmaker we thought, “Let’s make a documentary about people who are doing lasting, transformational change,” and then, “What if we found kids making change?”