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Director of Peace Corps steps downupdated: Tue Aug 21 2012 19:31:00

The director of the Peace Corps, Aaron S. Williams, announced Tuesday that he is stepping aside after three years on the job.

Ghanaian police: Peace Corps volunteer kills suspected robber updated: Mon Jul 16 2012 23:38:00

A U.S. Peace Corps volunteer in northern Ghana stabbed and killed a suspected robber, the police officer investigating the case said Monday.

Peace Corps volunteer guilty of abusing childrenupdated: Wed Jun 27 2012 21:59:00

A Connecticut man pleaded guilty Wednesday to traveling to South Africa to engage in illicit sexual conduct with children while he was a Peace Corps volunteer.

National Day of Action takes flightupdated: Mon Apr 30 2012 06:11:00

Volunteers around the U.S. take part in trash-cleaning acticvities in all 50 states.

Cleanup activities held across U.S. on 'National Day of Action'updated: Mon Apr 30 2012 06:11:00

By busloads and by church flocks, volunteers throughout the country spent Saturday performing the noble task of cleaning up humanity's home -- planet Earth.

America the generousupdated: Thu Dec 15 2011 08:33:00

As we approach the Christmas and Hanukkah season, we should remember that the American commercial republic, too often criticized for greed and excess, is unparalleled in generosity.

Turn your volunteer work into a careerupdated: Wed Oct 12 2011 08:52:00

Volunteering in your community can be rewarding for many reasons -- you get to help others, give back to your community and hopefully enjoy some personal growth along the way. Volunteering may help with professional growth as well -- by gaining new experiences and meeting new people, you may just end up with a new job.

Paying tribute 10 years after 9/11updated: Tue Sep 06 2011 17:10:00

What will you do on September 11?

Haiti one year laterupdated: Fri Aug 19 2011 07:35:00

World Bank TV's James Martone reports on cleanup efforts in Port-au-Prince and the threat of disease-spreading waste.

Five ways you can still help in Haitiupdated: Fri Aug 19 2011 07:35:00

It's been more than a year since Haiti was rocked by an earthquake, leaving about 230,000 people dead, hundreds of thousands injured and more than a million homeless. The international community was quick to provide aid, especially in the first few months after the earthquake.

Peace Corps needs new sex abuse policyupdated: Wed Aug 17 2011 16:13:00

A former Peace Corps volunteer, Jessie Osmun, was arrested early this month in Milford, Connecticut, and charged with sexually abusing five girls under the age of 6 in an AIDS clinic in South Africa.

Peace Corps volunteer charged with sexual abuse of children in Africaupdated: Fri Aug 05 2011 15:59:00

A former Peace Corps volunteer from Connecticut is charged with sexual abuse of several preschool children in South Africa last year.

Morgan Freeman: Best way to honor Mandelaupdated: Tue Jul 19 2011 05:21:00

Actor Morgan Freeman talks about Nelson Mandela and how to honor him on his 93rd birthday with community service

How to help flood victimsupdated: Thu Jun 30 2011 06:29:00

This year's historic flooding of the Mississippi, Missouri and now the Souris rivers has forced thousands across the Midwest to evacuate -- leaving some with a fear of losing everything.

Flood raises nuclear safety concernsupdated: Thu Jun 30 2011 06:29:00

CNN's Jessica Yellin talks to nuclear engineer Arnie Gundersen about the safety of nuclear power plants in the U.S. Duggar Family Helps Rescue Tornado Survivorsupdated: Tue May 24 2011 20:49:00

Several family members are volunteer fire fighters, aiding in the search

9/11 day of service, to honor a brotherupdated: Wed May 11 2011 23:21:00

Last week in New York, on the day that would have been my late brother Glenn's 50th birthday, my wife, Carolyn, and I were among those September 11 family members privileged to receive an opportunity to personally thank President Obama for bringing to justice the man who brutally killed Glenn and almost 3,000 others nearly 10 years ago.

The firefight on Hells Gate Drive -- one battle in a blazing warupdated: Thu Apr 21 2011 10:28:00

Sweating and exhausted, the volunteer firefighter stared at the mountain ridge from Hells Gate Drive and knew a wave of furious flames was just minutes away.

Three generations reflect on their Peace Corps serviceupdated: Sat Mar 05 2011 07:56:00

In his inaugural address, President John F. Kennedy posed a challenge to Americans: "Ask not what your country can do for you; ask what you can do for your country." Just a few weeks later the Kennedy administration provided a vehicle for young Americans to undertake that challenge.

Peace Corps turns 50: Volunteers reflectupdated: Sat Mar 05 2011 07:56:00

As the Peace Corps turns 50 years old this week, three members from different generations reflect on their service.

Former President Carter kicks off World Habitat Day at work siteupdated: Mon Oct 04 2010 14:07:00

Just out of the hospital and standing in a heavy downpour, former President Jimmy Carter was swinging a hammer Monday at a housing construction project in the nation's capital, helping to mark World Habitat Day.

Online volunteers make an impactupdated: Fri Sep 10 2010 18:31:00

The Peace Corps pamphlets had just arrived, but the then-Miss Shaw had just met the man she knew she would marry. She put the paperwork away in a bottom drawer and happily became Tiffany Shaw-Diaz.

5 ways to volunteer (if you can't donate money)updated: Thu Sep 09 2010 13:49:00

With so many recent natural disasters affecting millions of people all over the globe, the constant calls for donations from celebrities and aid organizations can be overwhelming. Especially in difficult economic times, donating to relief efforts may not be practical, even for the most empathetic.

Dad mourns slain Peace Corps volunteerupdated: Mon Sep 06 2010 07:09:00

The father of a volunteer found shot to death in Lesotho says his son died making a difference. WPEC reports.

U.S. Peace Corps volunteer fatally shot in Lesothoupdated: Mon Sep 06 2010 07:09:00

An American aid worker died from a gunshot wound suffered in the southern African nation of Lesotho, the Peace Corps said in a statement.

Dealing with reverse culture shockupdated: Tue Aug 24 2010 07:47:00

You're in a country where everything feels different. The food isn't what you're used to; the people don't make sense. It's sensory overload and you're bewildered by all the things around you -- the language, the music, the faces, the smells.

Helpful honeymooners: Why newlyweds volunteer abroadupdated: Fri Aug 20 2010 09:29:00

It's common for newlyweds to honeymoon abroad. It's less common for them to fix kids' bikes during their trip -- but Aaron and Kristen Berlin did just that two days after saying their vows.

Virginia firefighter and vice mayor killedupdated: Tue Jul 27 2010 10:32:00

Residents of the small town of Rocky Mount, Virginia, are in shock Tuesday over the deaths of a longtime city council member -- who's also the fire chief -- and another veteran firefighter.

Fortune: Get a job, or go to grad school?updated: Mon Jul 26 2010 15:26:00

Dear Annie: I hope you can settle an argument. My parents are saying that with my college major (English), it will probably be hard for me to find a job when I graduate next spring. They want me to go straight to grad school and get a master's degree, which they say will make me more "marketable." (They are willing to foot the bill, which I do appreciate.)

CNNMoney: New Orleans takes another hit: 5,000 jobs to goupdated: Thu Jul 15 2010 14:26:00

First it was Hurricane Katrina, then it was the BP oil spill. Now the Louisiana coastal region faces a third economic crisis: Northrop Grumman Corp. will close the shipyard in Avondale, eliminating 5,000 jobs.

Landon Donovan: For team, it was 'biggest goal in history'updated: Fri Jul 02 2010 17:19:00

Fresh from playing in the World Cup in South Africa, U.S. soccer player Landon Donovan made an appearance this week at the MTV and TeenNick's "It's Up to Us! 2010 NCVS Youth Forum."

Charleston iReporter's Romanian adventureupdated: Fri Jul 02 2010 11:33:00

Natalie Montanaro, 52, a research assistant from the College of Charleston, South Carolina, volunteered for the U.S. Peace Corps and moved to Romania in May 2009.

CNNMoney: A do-good vacationupdated: Wed Jun 30 2010 12:59:00

If herding to and from photo spots with a busload of tourists or lounging your day away beneath a scorching sun isn't necessarily your idea of vacation paradise, there are more meaningful vacation options available.

Volunteers recruited to help in oil spill threatupdated: Wed Jun 30 2010 10:10:00

Efforts to minimize the damage from the huge oil spill from a rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico are under way, but wildlife conservation groups say the oil could pose a disaster for Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida coastal areas.

Volunteers moved to join oil disaster responseupdated: Fri Jun 18 2010 12:47:00

Images of oil-soaked birds and turtles have prompted such a surge of interest in helping with the oil disaster response that one volunteer organization had to convert its fax line to a second phone line, and it's still having trouble keeping up with the calls.

World Cup to the Olympics: Eight sports volunteering opportunitiesupdated: Thu Jun 10 2010 09:21:00

When the 2010 FIFA World Cup kicks off on Friday, 18,000 specially trained volunteers will be on hand to help South Africa host football's biggest competition.

City girl: My year of 'madness' in Bangladeshupdated: Thu Jun 03 2010 12:06:00

If you had asked me at the beginning of last year to pinpoint Bangladesh on a map, I would have struggled.

Finding volunteer trips that actually helpupdated: Tue Jun 01 2010 11:37:00

The idea of volunteering away from home seems like a win-win to many travelers: a way to experience and help another community at the same time. But without a solid, well-designed program and reasonable expectations, volunteer travel can do more harm than good.

Gulf Coast volunteers hurry up and waitupdated: Sat May 01 2010 18:35:00

As a large mass of oil drifted toward the Gulf Coast on Saturday, volunteer agencies -- some makeshift, some long established -- mobilized thousands of people through phone registries and websites.

Worst case: 'We won't have shrimp'updated: Sat May 01 2010 18:35:00

The oil spill could decimate seafood industries in the gulf, as Mobile Baykeeper's Casie Callaway explains.

Haiti quake sparks interest in 'voluntourism'updated: Fri Mar 05 2010 12:29:00

When the going gets tough, the compassionate get going.

Creole class to aid Haitiupdated: Fri Mar 05 2010 12:29:00

Duke University hopes a new class in Creole helps break down language barriers for Haiti relief workers. WRAL reports.

Money Magazine: How to give when the giving gets toughupdated: Fri Dec 04 2009 12:52:00

Nancy McCauley Branstetter, a former communications executive at Ford Motor Co., is passionate about a cause that feels especially urgent lately: helping disadvantaged children and families who live in the economically stricken Detroit area.

Clinton lauds oldest Peace Corps volunteer, an 85-year-oldupdated: Tue Nov 03 2009 22:18:00

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Tuesday praised as "one of the best" the oldest Peace Corps volunteer in the world, an 85-year old Florida woman serving in Morocco.

Peace Corps to return to Sierra Leoneupdated: Tue Nov 03 2009 08:09:00

U.S. and Sierra Leone government officials have agreed to re-establish a Peace Corps program in Sierra Leone after a 15-year absence, the Peace Corps said Monday.

Doing good in rough economyupdated: Thu Oct 22 2009 12:15:00

CNN Photojournalist Mark Biello looks at young people joining service groups like Teach for America due to the economy.

Amid economic downturn, recent grads turn to national serviceupdated: Thu Oct 22 2009 12:15:00

Kelley Mulfinger thought she would be making a six-figure salary in marketing by her second year out of school. Instead, the University of Virginia alum is teaching a classroom of first-graders how to spell words like "care."

Hope in Cedar Rapids as Washington pushes volunteerismupdated: Thu Oct 22 2009 12:12:00

As the floodwaters rose by the hour, so did Bruce Vander Sanden's worst fears.

Obama, George H.W. Bush unite to support volunteerismupdated: Fri Oct 16 2009 20:39:00

Some issues, it seems, still transcend America's increasingly bitter partisan divide.

Filipinos preparing for worst, 'praying' for best from Parmaupdated: Fri Oct 02 2009 17:29:00

Arturo Fidelino couldn't sleep.

Relief Centers in Manilaupdated: Fri Oct 02 2009 17:29:00

CNN's Dan Rivers travels to a UNICEF center in Manila to show the size and scope of relief efforts there.

Is U.S. safe from al Qaeda?updated: Fri Sep 11 2009 17:48:00

Al Qaeda has adapted to recent defensive steps. CNN national security adviser Frances Townsend analyzes the situation.

Obama on 9/11: 'No words can ease the ache of your hearts'updated: Fri Sep 11 2009 17:48:00

President Obama spoke at the Pentagon on Friday to those who lost loved ones on September 11, 2001, telling them no words would heal their pain yet calling for a renewed resolve against the ones who attacked the country eight years ago.

Commentary: Acts of kindness are the way to mark 9/11updated: Fri Sep 11 2009 16:47:00

The upcoming eighth anniversary of the attacks of September 11 raises a compelling question for millions of Americans: How should we best observe this uniquely tragic day in our nation's history?

Commentary: Growing up inside Gazaupdated: Fri Aug 14 2009 10:24:00

I have vivid memories of childhood. The 5-year-old girl with endless questions; she wanted to discover the secrets of the entire world within minutes. She dreamed of being a doctor once, an engineer another time, and a mother of lovely kids. A dreamer, this is how I would describe the little girl Reem.

More older Americans signing on to volunteer abroadupdated: Thu Apr 23 2009 09:04:00

When Autumn Preble was a teenager in the 1960s, she spent hours gazing at black-and-white LIFE magazine photographs that documented the journey of Peace Corps volunteers all over the world.

Obama signs national service legislationupdated: Wed Apr 22 2009 11:14:00

President Obama signed into law Tuesday a measure designed to strengthen national community service efforts by boosting federal funding for thousands of volunteers in fields ranging from clean energy to health care and education.

House passes sweeping national service expansionupdated: Tue Mar 31 2009 18:55:00

The House of Representatives easily passed legislation Tuesday to strengthen national community service efforts by boosting funding for thousands of volunteers in fields ranging from clean energy to health care and education.

Spring breakers skip Cancun for volunteer workupdated: Wed Mar 04 2009 09:48:00

This spring break, thousands of college students will ditch the bars and the beaches to do something more meaningful with their vacation time.

Experts reveal health secrets for busy peopleupdated: Thu Jan 01 2009 11:42:00

The mirror doesn't lie. Those buttery cookies and slices of ham from the holidays are showing up in the wrong places on your body.

EMS flights under scrutinyupdated: Tue Sep 30 2008 19:01:00

The NTSB wants changes to improve safety on EMS flights. CNN's Miles O'Brien reports the FAA hasn't implemented changes.

Board: Lives lost 'needlessly' in medical helicopter crashesupdated: Tue Sep 30 2008 19:01:00

Investigators are again on the scene of a fatal medical helicopter crash. Four people were killed Saturday night in suburban Washington when the chopper operated by the Maryland State Police went down in a park.

Board: Lives lost 'needlessly' in medical copter crashesupdated: Mon Sep 29 2008 15:26:00

Investigators are again on the scene of a fatal medical helicopter crash. Four people were killed Saturday night in suburban Washington when the chopper, operated by the Maryland State Police, went down in a park. McCain, Obama Keep It Civicupdated: Fri Sep 12 2008 02:00:00

The candidates take a break from the campaign to discuss public service at the ServiceNation Presidential Forum

Taking the kids: Volunteering in New Orleansupdated: Tue Apr 08 2008 10:32:00

Izzie Alley, 11, looked around cautiously as she stepped inside the small New Orleans garage that has been temporarily converted into a studio apartment for the Strauss family.

The Spirit of Giving: Ten Ways to Giveupdated: Mon Mar 17 2008 08:21:00

It doesn't have to be Christmas for you to start thinking of giving -- how you can do it, where you can do it and those most likely to benefit from your gifts.

Canadian firetruck responding to U.S. call held up at borderupdated: Thu Nov 15 2007 10:01:00

A Canadian firetruck responding with lights and sirens to a weekend fire in Rouses Point, New York, was stopped at the U.S. border for about eight minutes, U.S. border officials said Tuesday.

Volunteerism dipped for first time since 9/11, study showsupdated: Sun Apr 15 2007 20:34:00

People in this country have been volunteering at record levels in the years following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001, but that voluntary service dipped slightly in 2006, a study found.

Greenwich Village gunman's motive a mysteryupdated: Thu Mar 15 2007 06:30:00

Police worked Thursday to find out why a gunman wearing a fake beard shot a waiter and two volunteer police officers to death.

FSB: Rebuilding Livesupdated: Fri Dec 01 2006 00:01:00

PETER BACHMAN ADJUSTED HIS TOOL BELT AND surveyed his team's handiwork. "Looks good," he called to a carpenter securing the frame of a nine-foot wall. As the owner of Custom Designs, a construction...

CNNMoney: Charities: What you can doupdated: Tue Sep 06 2005 14:06:00

Ever since Hurricane Katrina slammed into the region on last week hundreds of thousands of Louisiana and Mississippi residents have been forced to leave their homes.

Exhausted evacuees pack New Orleans airportupdated: Fri Sep 02 2005 16:54:00

Military helicopters continued flying masses of New Orleans evacuees Friday to the field hospital and staging center established at the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport.

Toll grows as fires sweep Portugalupdated: Tue Aug 23 2005 06:46:00

Two more people have died in the two dozen wildfires sweeping Portugal despite the arrival in the country of international firefighting assistance, raising the overall toll to 15, officials said.

Missing teen's mom apologizes for commentsupdated: Fri Jul 08 2005 14:26:00

The mother of Natalee Holloway apologized Friday for saying two released suspects were involved in her daughter's disappearance.

Bodies of 2 girls found in woodsupdated: Mon May 09 2005 15:13:00

Two girls, both under 10 and described as best friends, were Monday found killed in a wooded park near a small Illinois town.

No day at the beachupdated: Thu Jan 20 2005 16:40:00

Imagine returning from vacation with tales of excavating mummies in the Atacama Desert in Chile or tracing the history of the planet's fresh water back nearly 20,000 years in Mongolia's Gobi Desert.

Seeing the world for (almost) freeupdated: Thu Mar 25 2004 15:36:00

Forget about that dream vacation at the beach for a moment. If you are a student, between jobs, or just ready for a change, don't pass on a chance to spend a few weeks or a few months working overseas.

CNNMoney: How I got a job in this marketupdated: Tue Mar 16 2004 14:03:00

Rebecca Martinez O'Mara insists that she got her job because she stopped looking for one.

Quest: Campaigns rely on volunteersupdated: Mon Jan 26 2004 15:33:00

London-based CNN Correspondent Richard Quest is stamping about in the snow with the candidates and campaign workers for a first-hand look from the UK perspective at the first American presidential primary of the 2004 political season. He files this report.

Young and ready to fight -- for freeupdated: Sat Jan 24 2004 22:45:00

It is the look in their eyes that warns: You are in the presence of youthful optimism.

Money Magazine: Giving Learning the value of charityupdated: Thu Jan 01 2004 00:01:00

Marcus Contreras, El Paso

Fortune: Making Time For Not Making Moneyupdated: Mon Dec 18 2000 00:01:00

Most of us have experienced pangs of conscience. We see refugees on television and sign a check. We drop a coin in a cup. We even volunteer a few hours at a soup kitchen and swear we'll do it again...

Fortune: A team for masochists, the law the bankers love -- not, a redbaiter's reminiscence, and other matters. WORKSHOP OF THE WEEKupdated: Mon Jul 12 1993 00:01:00

Some do it to be heroes. Some do it for the rush. And some, psychologists . . . say, do it simply to relieve the tedium . . . The arrests last week of four volunteer firefighters on charges of sett...

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