Mark Kemp’s Blog

What to Know Before Volunteering Abroad

What to Know Before Volunteering Abroad

If you intend on spending some of your time volunteering abroad, then the following are what you need to know before going through with it:   Thoroughly read through your online briefing because different volunteering programs work for different people. For...

Environmentally-Focused Community Service Ideas

Environmentally-Focused Community Service Ideas

Getting involved in community service can be an ideal way for one or an organization to participate in the society they live in. One doesn’t have to spend much to feel that they have helped the community. There are little activities that can make a significant impact...

The Psychological Benefits of Volunteering

The Psychological Benefits of Volunteering

Many of the people who volunteer to help their community may not realize how much their work has helped them. Studies on the mental and physical health of people who volunteer repeatedly show how much people benefit from their efforts when compared to others who do...

Helping Your Community During the Pandemic

Helping Your Community During the Pandemic

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, supporting the local communities is essential, especially during these difficult times. As state and city leaders urge citizens to stay at home and adhere to safety measures to curb infection rates, many people wonder how they can be...

The Importance of Public Libraries

The Importance of Public Libraries

Public libraries all across the country are struggling to make ends meet and keep afloat, and when publicly accessible information is crucial in making educated decisions and staying informed on what’s going on in the world, that’s a problem. Libraries exist as more...

Community Service Projects for Kids

Community Service Projects for Kids

Community service is a good way to get your children involved in not only their town but also the world around them. It shows them how being kind and doing good deeds will help other people and teach them how kindness can go a long way in making their community a...

Why You Should Start a Community Garden

Why You Should Start a Community Garden

Cities are vast and full of opportunities, but they’re also stacked like a Tetris board with very little wiggle room. Nearly nine million people live in New York City alone, and millions more flock to other cities across the United States annually. When every square...

The Benefits of Community Service

The Benefits of Community Service

Why should we participate in community service? Our community is what makes us who we are. Community is the town that you live in, the businesses that make it thrive, and the people that bring it to life. The real question is this: why wouldn’t you want to help your...