Book by Book: Volunteer of the Year Malissa Webber Takes Diversity to School

It started out small: Volunteering to catalog a tiny library at her daughter’s co-op preschool after noticing the books were outdated and lacked diverse representation. One thing led to another, and five years later Malissa Webber, communications manager for Roots News and ERGs, was averaging 100 hours of volunteer time annually at her kids’ current school, North Seattle French School. ... Read More
March 13, 2024

Volunteer of the Year Scott Bennett Fosters Cross-Cultural Unity and Understanding

This fall, Scott Bennett, senior IT engineer in Columbia Falls, Montana, journeyed halfway around the world with a team of eight volunteers — including his son and brother-in-law. They were traveling to help address a critical need for clean water in the remote rural village of Kattakur, India, as part of a project through Aasha India, an organization that promotes development and infrastructure projects in the country’s most impoverished regions. ... Read More
February 28, 2024

Volunteer of the Year Brad Moehlmann Takes His Love of Teaching Back to School

Even though he’s a forester by training, Brad Moehlmann has always harbored an interest in being a teacher. He even considered changing careers once. Recently, he found a way to take what he’s learned in his role as region forester for Southern Oregon to create lesson plans for students at two high schools in Oregon’s south Willamette Valley. ... Read More
February 19, 2024

When Jacob Boler Couldn’t Find a Local Nonprofit to Support Underserved Kids in His Community, He Created His Own

Since 2009, Jacob Boler has single-handedly organized annual school supply drives, toy drives and fun events for kids in his hometown of Philadelphia, Mississippi, through his nonprofit foundation, Kids Over Everything. ... Read More
February 13, 2024

Volunteer of the Year Amanda LeBlanc Helps Keep Essential Services Running in Hudson Bay

Whenever there’s a need to fill a volunteer position in Hudson Bay, Saskatchewan, locals know Amanda LeBlanc will be there. The Timberlands administrator has such a long list of causes and organizations she’s volunteered for, she can hardly remember them all. ... Read More
February 6, 2024