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International Youth Day (August 12, 2015)

My name is Carole-Ann Filiatreault, and I have been a volunteer at A Woman’s Place (AWP) for about two years now. It was back in 11th grade when my passion for helping women and my feminist side really started shinning. I had joined a club at school called “Girl Up” which taught me how important…
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Volunteer Benefits

Volunteering for a nonprofit is an obvious way to help others. But have you ever considered that it’s an opportunity to help yourself as well? From honing professional skills to expanding your network, volunteering can be a win-win for both you and the people you serve. Here’s how rolling up your sleeves and donating a…
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Why I do what I do

From the time I was old enough to understand what she was saying I remember my mother repeating these ideas to me over and over until they were drilled into my head: You are a good person You may make bad decisions sometimes but you are still a good person No one has the right…
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A Thank You to the Silent Volunteer

Facts: 2009 President Obama takes office and pledges to expand the national service programs. At the same time, Michele Obama pledges to make community service one of her top causes as First Lady. Senator Orrin Hatch and Senator Edward Kennedy team up to sponsor the Serve America Act to expand AmeriCorps by 175,000 by 2017….
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Nonviolent Social Change

“The ultimate weakness of violence is that it is a descending spiral, begetting the very thing it seeks to destroy. Instead of diminishing evil, it multiplies it. Through violence you may murder the liar, but you cannot murder the lie, nor establish the truth. Through violence you may murder the hater, but you do not…
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