2018 Summer Volunteer Opportunities

SENIOR CONNECTION The Senior Connection needs Scoops Ice Cream Parlor volunteers to scoop ice cream and make visitors feel welcome. When: Wednesdays and Fridays from 1-4. Age: Middle School on up. Contact: Katie Phillips, 788-3468 BCRD Join in on one of the volunteer trail work nights and keep the places we get outside and play amazing!Check out the details here. THE …

Why Generosity Matters

Generosity: The habit of giving freely without expecting anything in return. The definition is simple, but generosity and its repercussions are anything but simple; generosity is powerful, and its impact goes way beyond the recipient. Generous people are happier; they are more engaged in the workplace or school, they develop stronger networks, and are more resilient in the face of stress. …

The Power of Teaching Civics

The merits of studying Science and Math are hard to deny, as are the benefits of working hard to receive high marks in all of one’s studies. Recently, however, a Fremont, California teacher realized his students would benefit from a civics class that teaches them how to be informed and engaged community members. “The course touches on a range of …

Projects That Work

At Wow we are constantly looking for information that supports our mission and better informs our quest to engage youth in acts of generosity; we read articles that discuss the social-emotional merits of service, and we follow institutional research groups like Harvard’s Making Caring Common and UC Berkeley’s Center for Greater Good, as well as national nonprofits such as Youth …

Generosity and Self Esteem

As parents, educators, and community members, we all want our children to thrive, to be kind and engaged citizens, who, perhaps most importantly, believe in themselves. There are many factors that contribute to an individual’s self worth, but a recent NPR article “Helping Strangers May Help Teen’s Self Esteem” highlights several connections between acts of generosity and teens’ self esteem. …