Personal interactions between volunteers and the older adults they assist, which paused due to pandemic concerns, are resuming.
At one time more than one in three Australians did volunteer work. Only one in five are now doing so, but there are some positive signs as volunteering organisations adapt to changing times.
Civics education is not boosting youth voting, volunteering or even scores on academic tests about government – and may be related to QAnon support.
COVID-19 kept many scientists from doing field research in 2020, which means that important records will have data gaps. But volunteers are helping to plug some of those holes.
Nicknaming a lake, planning your route or simply seeing a 'Welcome to your park' sign can help visitors feel more like a public place is their own to some degree.
The crisis caused by COVID-19 has significant consequences for the future of this retail sector.
An estimated 1 in 4 US children have trouble getting enough to eat at least sometimes. We asked four scholars for their insights..
Nonprofits are being forced to do more with less money, which may force many of them to close within the next couple of years.
Social relationships are generally good for mental health, but too much social activity can backfire, leading to fatigue and feelings of guilt when there isn't enough time to nurture relationships.
Visits between foster children and their biological families are being disrupted and reunification hearings delayed.
Charities played a vital role in the reconstruction of post-war Britain. But they had a very different relationship with the government.
The number of visitors to the restored wetlands is increasing each year, as is the wildlife.
The work of volunteers is political and that matters.
With colleges and universities having moved their instruction online due to COVID-19, an ecologist shows how service learning can take place in the virtual world as well.
A volunteering expert offers guidance on how to help at a time when you may need to keep your helping hands to yourself.
Brain science suggests that seniors care more about the welfare of others than younger folks do.
'Mutual aid' groups are springing up all over. It's a concept first described by Peter Kropotkin in the 19th century.
A psychologist explains how to reestablish civil political conversation in your own life.
For many Australians, the bushfire disaster could represent a turning point: the moment they adopt new, long-term behaviours to help nature.
Citizen scientists across North America have contributed over 1 million observations to this online platform, generating data useful for researchers.