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Mistrial declared in case of US aid worker who helped migrants

Los Angeles - An Arizona judge on Tuesday declared a mistrial in the high-profile case of a US aid worker who faced three felony charges for helping two hungry and dehydrated migrants from Central America.Judge Raner C.

Charlie Daniels to host 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam in Nashville

Nashville - On November 30, at Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, the Charlie Daniels 80th Birthday Volunteer Jam will be taking place.

Activism meets music with Kristen Graves Special

An interview with CT State Troubardour singer/songwriter Kristen Graves. Kristen discusses her music, activism and humanitarian work.

Toronto's Ultimate Travel Show

Toronto - Pack your bags and get ready to discover the world at Toronto’s Ultimate Travel Show, taking place Saturday January 24 and Sunday January 25 at the Direct Energy Centre, Exhibition Place.

How and where to volunteer at Thanksgiving or all year round

As Thanksgiving approaches are you thankful you can pay all your bills and buy groceries? Are you glad you can choose your leaders, have a free press and worship God freely? Want to volunteer to help others at Thanksgiving? Here are some ways.

Indian man replants barren hill single-handed

78-year-old P. Gopalakrishna Swamy has spent 23 years replanting saplings on a barren hill in the coastal state of Kerala in South India, to create a sanctuary for several rare tree species.

Spanish mayor takes on second job as music school caretaker

Rafael García Guerrero is the socialist mayor of Noia in the A Coruña province of Galicia. The caretaker of the local music school resigned, so Guerrero is giving up his evenings to do the man's job, with no pay.

Study: Volunteering seen to benefit cardiovascular health

A recent study of teen-aged subjects published in JAMA Pediatrics suggests that the action of volunteering and of altruism can improve cardiovascular health.

Review: Photo essay: Our dog that bites

Hull - Adopting a rescue dog that is a known 'biter' was a first for us. Was it a good move or would it be an unmitigated disaster?

Toronto Mayor faces charges of using city resources for football

Toronto - Anyone who follows Toronto politics knows that Mayor Rob Ford is a big football fan. He is now facing criticism, again, for leaving a committee meeting early to coach his team and his staff has been linked to “volunteering” for the team.

Frozen pets found at Oregon school

A janitor at a North Portland, Oregon school was cleaning up a trailer on school property when he discovered the bodies of 17 pets in the freezer.

George Smitherman's mayoral campaign responds to allegations

Toronto - Toronto mayoral candidate George Smitherman was recently accused of swearing at a young female volunteer of Rocco Rossi's mayoral campaign. Smitherman's campaign has now responded to the allegations.

Did Toronto mayor hopeful Smitherman swear at Rossi's volunteer?

Toronto - A volunteer for Toronto mayoral candidate Rocco Rossi's campaign alleges that mayoral opponent George Smitherman swore at her when she attempted to hand him debate material. Smitherman claims she, instead, attacked him.

Kim O'Brien, An Angel of Milot Special

On January 12 an earthquake shook Haiti killing at least 200,000. A ray of hope for victims of the disaster came from a hospital in the city of Milot.

Better The World giving people, causes a way to help connect Special

Sometimes we want to help a cause but don't know where to start. The group Better The World allows people to help impact the world from their computer and become a virtual volunteer.

Church group heading west to aid flooded communities Special

Pemberton, NJ – A group of 56 volunteers, including 23 from Pemberton, will hit the road tomorrow to help two Midwest communities rebuild after devastating floods last year.

German artist wants a volunteer to die for his artwork

A German artist has caused a stir after he was found looking for a volunteer willing to die for his artwork. He wants to portray the dying stages as an art.

Convicted Child Molester Allowed to Work With Children

A man convicted of a number of sex offences against children was welcomed to volunteer and spent Saturday with 60 children. He thinks people are making a mountain out of a mole hill.

Building Futures, One House at a Time

Who would have thought a dream started in 1976 by Millard and Linda Fuller could change the lives of more than 1 million people? Habitat for Humanity has been around for 31 years now with no signs of stopping.

Online Volunteers

Want to do some volunteer work but have time constraints, do it online.

Should America Return to the Draft?

As the American military finds itself stretched thin, fighting on two fronts in the Middle East, can an all-volunteer force continue to bare the brunt or is conscription an eventuality?

Recycle old cellphones and help domestic abuse victims

Verizon is running a cool campaign where they require you to donate your old cellphones so that they can refurbish them to aid domestic abuse victims.

Plastic Surgeons For The Third World

FRANKFURT (dpa) - Plastic surgeons do not just iron out wrinkles, carry out liposuction and nose jobs. For more than 20 years the organization Interplast Germany has sent specialist plastic surgeons to Third World countries to do reconstructive plas...
 

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