Amid India's COVID surge, regular folks are channeling their time, talents and resources to support their neighbors — and strangers, too. Public health experts say it's making a real impact.
"Lebanese people have to help each other in the absence of a functioning state," says Hussein Kazoun of Nation Station, a volunteer disaster relief effort operating out of an abandoned gas station.
Keeping your brain busy but relaxed by volunteering, gardening, or learning a new language, for example, can help you cope with hard times now and in the future, psychiatrists say.
The city is facing a huge and visible homelessness crisis. One tech worker decided to help by bringing private toilets to outdoor camps.
Thousands of asylum-seekers in Mexico are waiting their turn to ask U.S. border officials for asylum. A volunteer group of doctors and nurses travel to Tijuana weekly to attend to their health needs.
There can be unintended consequences when doctors and med students volunteer to improve local health care. A new position paper offers up ethical guidance.
Past presidents have honored the civil rights leader's birthday by helping out at libraries or homeless shelters but Preisdent Trump chose to spend the day at his Florida resort.
As the country reels from its financial crisis, a new restaurant, run by a Catholic priest, lets paying daytime customers foot the dinner bill for homeless people to dine with dignity — and style.
A global health student from Seattle went to the tiny country to study maternal health. But she also learned how to be more friendly to her neighbors.