Technology allows us to give cash directly to the poorest people on the planet. Should we do it? In this thought-provoking talk, veteran aid worker Joy Sun explores two ways to help the poor.
We have all changed someone’s life — usually without even realizing it. In this funny talk, Drew Dudley calls on all of us to celebrate leadership as the everyday act of improving each other’s...
TEDTalk – Maya Penn: Meet a young entrepreneur, cartoonist, designer, activist…SIRDC Lesson: Family and Community Skills for Life
Maya Penn started her first company when she was 8 years old, and thinks deeply about how to be responsible both to her customers and to the planet. She shares her story — and...
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Infographic: 10 Reasons to Become a Mentor! – SIRDC lesson: What’s Next? Future Trends in Family and Community Services
Be someone who matters to someone who matters.
Federal, state and community leaders; private business; non-profits; and community organizations use information about the military veteran population from the American Community Survey and Economic Census to determine the programs, services and infrastructure that...
Infographic: Volunteering as a Pathway to Employment – SIRDC Lesson, Exploring Careers in Family and Community Services
Does Volunteering Increase Odds of Finding a Job for the Out of Work?
TED Talk – What To Look For In Great Leaders: Gary Bertoline at TEDxPurdueU – SIRDC lesson: Follow the Leader
What are the personal characteristics that connect great leaders throughout history? Dr. Gary Bertoline has identified the 5 attributes of authentic leadership and teaches us how to identify effective leaders, and even how we...
With help from some surprising footage, Derek Sivers explains how movements really get started. (Hint: it takes two.)
TED Talk – TEDxNASA – Ben Rigby – Micro-Volunteering – Giving Back for Busy People – SIRDC lesson: Count Me In
In a unique approach to voluntarism, Ben Rigby has taken the time element out of doing good works. For the past 15 years, he has focused his efforts on developing youth-focused Web and mobile...
Volunteering continues to be a vital component of the fabric of our nation, enriching both our communities and those who serve.
Infographic: Is Volunteering Good For Your Health? SIRDC lesson: We Serve – An Introduction to Service Learning
Volunteering has been shown to improve the outlook on life. 94 percent of volunteers say it improves their mood. 96 percent say it actually enhances their sense of purpose in life.