Small acts, when multiplied by millions of people, can transform the world.
–Howard Zinn, Author of “A People’s History of the United States”
There is an understanding that is pervasive in the United States: the transformative power of volunteering. Community service projects and volunteer-run organizations have become as American as apple pie and baseball.
These days, community service is thought of less as a punishment and more as a type of education, a baseline for college acceptance, and a part of many national and religious holiday celebrations.