Thursday, July 18, 2013
Today, Nelson Mandela’s birthday, is also known as “Mandela Day.” It's a day when people are encouraged to volunteer 67 minutes of their time - that's one minute for each year that Mandela served others in South Africa, while in prison and in politics. Sharing what Mandela Day means at home in South Africa, and abroad, are Anders Kelto, reporter for PRI's The World, and Ntshepeng Motema, a South African living in New York.
Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Fifty years ago this month, then-Senator John F. Kennedy delivered a rousing speech asking the nation to take part in the global community. Kennedy's call for the nation’s young to volunteer their time and efforts would soon become the Peace Corps.
Tuesday, October 05, 2010
As the Peace Corps celebrates 50 years, we're looking for your stories of volunteering. Whether you were in the Peace Corps or not, when and where have you volunteered service — at home or abroad? And what made you do it?
Read more about then-Senator John F. Kennedy's speech in Michigan, where he called students to serve people in need all over the world.
Thursday, July 15, 2010
All this month we're highlighting volunteer opportunities in our listening area. Greg Baldwin, president of VolunteerMatch, discusses how you can help. This week's theme is Virtual Volunteering where you can help out without ever leaving your home.
Today's VolunteerMatch Highlights: Search Engine Optimization | Host an International Exchange Student | Online Business Mentor at MicroMentor | Database Researcher | Rewrite Articles for Twitter | Fundraiser and Grant Writer | Creative Designer | Helpline Advocate | Online Mentor
→ We'll list the opportunities mentioned on-air on the BL Show blog, and ask you to report back on your work.
Monday, May 03, 2010
With the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico dominating news headlines, some families are reacting by turning off the TV. But other families have instead chosen to respond by signing up to volunteer, as a family. Megan Miller and her 16-year-old daughter Savannah Miller are signed on as volunteers with the Alabama Coastal Foundation. Together, along with dad Sean and 13-year-old sister Annalese, the Millers plan to help clean up the coast.
Monday, January 18, 2010
A group of mayors from around the country, including New York City's Michael Bloomberg, are awarding a new set of grants on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The grants will go to ten cities, and are designed to encourage service in urban areas.
Thursday, April 09, 2009
By Jaya Saxena
Thursday, April 02, 2009
Are you itchin' to get your hands on a little American history? You can transcribe the migration notecards into the digital directory from your very own home. Click here to help! Go on, be a part of bird history.
For more, read Molly Webster's Producer's Note
And before we let you go, we'd like to leave you with a little bird quote from our friends here at the Internet, because really, what's the World Wide Web good for if not to root-out some profound, bird-related witticisms? Ahem: "My favorite weather is bird-chirping weather." ~Loire Hartwould