Nonprofit Spotlight: Operation Gratitude

Operation Gratitude is a nonprofit based in Southern California. They deliver care packages to American soldiers, from Marines to First Responders. Each package is individually addressed and includes a handwritten letter. Each year, the organization delivers over 300,000 care packages. Each and every one is carefully and lovingly packaged. Inside are snacks like chocolates and … Continue reading Nonprofit Spotlight: Operation Gratitude

How to Prepare for a Volunteering Event + Volunteering Etiquette

Be on time. If you have agreed to be somewhere to volunteer at a designated time, show up on time or call if you are running late. Everything is likely running on a tight schedule, so being late will cause trouble for the organizers. To ensure punctuality, here are some tips. First, search how long … Continue reading How to Prepare for a Volunteering Event + Volunteering Etiquette

What is Volunteering?

The concept of volunteer service is often blurred with "helping out". Oftentimes, the two are used interchangeably. If you're helping a teacher after school, is that considered volunteering or not? What exactly is volunteering? According to Google, volunteering is to offer to do something for free. In Lion's Heart, the definition of what volunteering is … Continue reading What is Volunteering?

Nonprofit Highlight: Meals on Wheels America

A wonderful nonprofit to volunteer for is Meals on Wheels America, which aims to reduce elderly isolation and hunger and supports over 5,000 community-based programs across the country. According to their website, their vision is "an America in which all seniors live nourished lives with independence and dignity" and their mission is "to empower local … Continue reading Nonprofit Highlight: Meals on Wheels America

Lion’s Heart Volunteerism Writing Competition-Doggie Bonez Rescue

Prompt #2 This summer, Lion's Heart had its inaugural writing contest for all our members to participate in. There were three possible prompts, and winners were selected for each prompt. One of the runner-ups for Prompt #2 was Samantha S., a member from the Mission Viejo, CA chapter! One of my favorite organizations that I … Continue reading Lion’s Heart Volunteerism Writing Competition-Doggie Bonez Rescue

Lion’s Heart Volunteerism Writing Competition-Volunteering at the Library

Prompt #2 This summer, Lion's Heart had its inaugural writing contest for all our members to participate in. There were three possible prompts, and winners were selected for each prompt. One of the runner-ups of Prompt #2 was Ethan J., a member from the Yorba Linda, CA chapter! Throughout my entire Lion’s Heart experience, there … Continue reading Lion’s Heart Volunteerism Writing Competition-Volunteering at the Library

Lion’s Heart Volunteerism Writing Competition-Golden Elementary Carnival

Prompt #3 This summer, Lion's Heart had its inaugural writing contest for all our members to participate in. There were three possible prompts, and winners were selected for each prompt. One of the runner-ups for Prompt #3 was Emily J., a group member from the Yorba Linda, CA Chapter! My first volunteer experience with Lion’s … Continue reading Lion’s Heart Volunteerism Writing Competition-Golden Elementary Carnival

Lion’s Heart Volunteerism Writing Competition-Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Prompt #2 This summer, Lion's Heart had its inaugural writing contest for all our members to participate in. There were three possible prompts, and winners were selected for each prompt. One of the runner-ups for Prompt #2 was Emily J., a group member from the Yorba Linda, CA, Chapter! Throughout my years of volunteering with … Continue reading Lion’s Heart Volunteerism Writing Competition-Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure

Lion’s Heart Volunteerism Writing Competition-March for Our Lives Seattle

Prompt #2 This summer, Lion's Heart had its first inaugural writing contest for all our members to participate in. There were three possible prompts, and winners were selected for each prompt. One of the runner-ups of Prompt #2 was Jolie B., a 2023 individual member from the Kirkland, WA chapter! On July 7th, 2019, a … Continue reading Lion’s Heart Volunteerism Writing Competition-March for Our Lives Seattle

Lion’s Heart Volunteerism Writing Competition-Would I make a difference?

Prompt #3 This summer, Lion's Heart had its inaugural writing contest for all our members to participate in. There were three possible prompts, and winners were selected for each prompt. One of the runner-ups of Prompt #3 was Sumedha C., a 2023 individual member from the Tustin, CA chapter! I felt slightly nervous and excited … Continue reading Lion’s Heart Volunteerism Writing Competition-Would I make a difference?