Nonprofit Spotlight: Goodwill!

A great way to give back to the community is to donate your used clothing to a thrift store or second-hand store. One of the best places to do that is Goodwill. Goodwill is an American nonprofit organization where you can donate all sorts of used goods which helps create jobs for those in need. … Continue reading Nonprofit Spotlight: Goodwill!

National Pancake Day Experience!

March 12th is National Pancake Day, an annual event in which iHop gives out a free stack of pancakes for anyone who goes to an iHop anytime between 7 AM and 7 PM. This day isn’t simply just a day for people to get free pancakes; it is organized to encourage people to donate money … Continue reading National Pancake Day Experience!

Dashing Doggie Fashion Show benefitting the OCSPCA

Lion's Heart interns went to the Dashing Doggie Fashion Show,  in Laguna Hills, CA. on July 23rd, to interview our Members and the event chair, while taking pictures, and helping out with the event. Here is what they found out! Rochelle Chacon, a Real Estate broker associate, had seen the real estate housing market undergo … Continue reading Dashing Doggie Fashion Show benefitting the OCSPCA

10 Unique Volunteer Activities

Curing with the Most Kindness Lamorinda, California, girls 2020 group made cards for hospitalized children at their meeting. Most Constructive Volunteer Opportunity Larchmont-Mamaroneck, New York, girls 2020 group helped refurbished an abandoned school in Yonkers, NY. Coldest Opportunity with the Warmest Thanks Park City, Utah, boys 2022 group collected and donated clothes for Utah Health clinic last winter. Most … Continue reading 10 Unique Volunteer Activities

Ways to Volunteer Over Summer Break

With homework and extracurricular school activities finished for the year, what better time to get a variety volunteer activities and experiences under your belt? Volunteering can lead to a hidden passion that you may want to pursue in college, it can give you a sense of community and belonging, and it can look great to those … Continue reading Ways to Volunteer Over Summer Break

Can Volunteering Make You Have More Time?

From our friends at Forcefield.me, a great article about volunteers feel like they actually have more time! Strange, yes, we know. Call it a completely counterintuitive phenomenon, but it turns out that volunteering may actually make you feel like you have more time. Yes, it makes little sense. For those of us already stretched thin … Continue reading Can Volunteering Make You Have More Time?

Lion’s Heart Senior Spotlight – Trisha A.

"Like everyone else prior to high school, I believed in helping others and giving back to the community, but I unfortunately never really acted on that belief. As I entered high school I didn’t want to just “think” about helping others, I wanted to “do” something. So, at the end of my freshman year of … Continue reading Lion’s Heart Senior Spotlight – Trisha A.

Lion’s Heart Senior Spotlight – Erin F.

"Volunteering has always been an important part of my life, and it truly has shaped who I am as a person. Having an autistic brother, I have always been aware of those who are less fortunate than me, as well as the importance of giving back. Lion's Heart has further developed my passion for helping … Continue reading Lion’s Heart Senior Spotlight – Erin F.

It Was a Three Hour Drive, My First Experience With Community Service

Written by Lion's Heart Member, Chandler C., as her Senior Speech given at the Lion's Heart awards ceremony on Sunday, June 5, 2016. Chandler was asked to write an essay and talk about her experiences, the group, her volunteer work, how it got her ready for college. To talk to the newer Members of Lion’s Heart and be inspirational. Here is her wonderful … Continue reading It Was a Three Hour Drive, My First Experience With Community Service

5 Lessons Teens Learn When They Volunteer

We are thrilled to have the opportunity to guest blog on VolunteerSpot. Community service is becoming a pillar in the edifice of American teenagedom. While school, sports, and even camp can be tightly scheduled and scripted experiences for students, community service offers an authentic, unscripted experience in contrast. Whether it’s serving hours towards a volunteer goal … Continue reading 5 Lessons Teens Learn When They Volunteer