Moderators’ work on Reddit and Facebook is crucial but not paid. We should be creative in how we compensate them.
Volunteers are bringing food into the city and encouraging residents to leave, as Russian forces have captured most of the neighboring city of Sievierodonetsk.
A few years ago, the nation vowed to rid itself of most imported predators. But now some people are asking if that goal is feasible, or worth what it will cost.
With 8,200 crossings daily, an informal pipeline of shelters and other way stations to house and feed migrants has become central to the government’s response plan.
Dismayed that victims of the incessant violence in Somalia’s capital were being rolled to hospitals on wooden carts and in wheelbarrows, a dentist decided to do something about it.
Many factors drove women into the work force in greater numbers in the 1970s. Scholars argue that abortion access was an important one.
As the election in the Philippines nears, tens of thousands of young people who fear another Marcos presidency are rallying around Leni Robredo, the country’s vice president.
As the authorities in China’s biggest city fight to stamp out an Omicron outbreak, neighbors are turning to one another for support.
The plan, meant to rattle President Biden, fits into his strategy for addressing record numbers of border crossings. The migrants said they were grateful for the chartered bus ride.
After a Russian strike killed more than 50 people at a train station, Ukrainians are accelerating efforts to evacuate by road.
People there are suffering. Discouraging my fellow veterans from going there would be both hypocritical and disingenuous.
Eager, but ill equipped, some of Belarus’s exiles have formed a battalion in their host country, saying its fight against Vladimir Putin’s domination is the same as their homeland’s.
About two million people have stayed in Kyiv, a population galvanized by a newfound unity and its refusal to be cowed by Russian invaders.
The Village to Village Network assists older people with the services they need to remain in their homes. A younger generation is getting involved.
After Russia’s invasion, Meest-America, which specializes in shipping goods to Eastern Europe, shifted to a singular focus.
A wartime effort to quickly translate work by Ukrainian novelists, poets and historians is underway — a project as political as it is cultural, authors and translators say.
A waiter. An engineer. A cabdriver. They have all chosen to put their lives on hold to defend their homeland.
As the legal ordeal of two aid workers shows, anti-migrant attitudes in Greece and across Europe have hardened — to the point that the helpers have become political targets.
Some dancers recoiled at the prospect of volunteering their services at this year’s Super Bowl halftime show: “You can’t make a living off of exposure.”
An inexpensive blood test can warn couples if they face one in four odds of having a baby with the disease. No one ever told Lametra Scott and Rickey Buggs about it.
Science tells us the solution may lie in what we do for others, not ourselves.
Here’s how to pitch in as local and national volunteers and aid groups mobilize to help hard-hit areas.
The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on weighing health concerns against civic duty, what to do about workers who had sex on the job — and more.
A deserving group of dedicated people has been left out of the government’s latest patch for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.
The museum’s decision to replace its program for volunteer educators with one that “responds to issues of class and income equity” has drawn criticism.
She challenged Robert Moses to preserve Washington Square Park and helped save Shakespeare in the Park. In the process, she became a zoning expert.
“Even the most right-leaning isolationists” are coming forward to help those fleeing Afghanistan, a pastor said. A mass mobilization is underway.
A large, contaminated tract of Liberty State Park in New Jersey will be cleaned and cleared for trails, sports fields and wetlands.
An army of “food rescuers” in New York try to make the best of an inherently wasteful grocery system.
During the George Floyd marches last year, businesses boarded up. This year, hundreds of those boards will be displayed in exhibitions in Minneapolis, New York and Chicago.
Frantic efforts to vaccinate people in an underserved area of Philadelphia underscore a difficult new stage of the nation’s vaccination campaign, as door-to-door efforts become the norm.
With the Covid-19 crisis pushing the health care system past the breaking point, online grass-roots networks have sprung up to get aid to people who need it.
They are being offered little more than a couple of masks, some hand sanitizer and social-distancing guidance that may be hard to abide by.
A year of teamwork could help bridge our social divides.
Larry Schwartz resigned from his volunteer post after the State Legislature amended a law that would have subjected him to a two-year ban from lobbying the state.
Strained by pandemic-era budget cuts, stress and a lack of revenue, at least 10 ambulance companies in Wyoming are in danger of shuttering — some imminently.
Judge Rachel Freier has helped dozens of Orthodox Jewish women in New York City get training and start work as emergency medical technicians. In doing so, she challenged her community’s conception of the role women can play in public and professional life.
Inexperienced adventurers have flooded remote areas like Wyoming’s Sublette County during the pandemic. When they call for help, the task is left to an overwhelmed network of volunteers.
Local initiatives across the country are working to dispel misinformation and encourage Covid-19 vaccination in communities that have been disproportionately hurt by the pandemic.
In Chicago, groups of volunteers gave us a glimpse of a society where neighbors rely on one another.
Mutual aid groups are evolving into a long-term effort to help with food, clothing and counseling. “It’s about building the world we want to see,” one volunteer said.
Community wood banks, like food banks, help people in need. Climate change is shaping their role.
The magazine’s Ethicist columnist on placing family above work despite the pandemic and becoming a volunteer in order to get the Covid-19 vaccine sooner.
The women say they bring a more varied approach and perspective to policing errant skiers and helping distressed ones.
After snagging appointments for themselves or their parents, some New Yorkers have joined a growing movement to assist others.
My chronic illness made it hard to volunteer at my kids’ school. Now I can serve on the executive board of the P.T.A. without leaving my bed.
The pandemic has made life hard for many people, and their pets, but others find themselves with more time and the resources to help.
Many homeless people in London will stay in hotels over the Christmas and New Year holidays, if not longer, through funding from charities and the government.
Before the pandemic, I’d been spending less time in my basement office and more time out doing some good with like-minded people. Was this the magic elixir that improved my health?
Checking in with the blues bassist, the homeless student, the hipster priest and the lesbian couple who survived the Spanish flu and the Holocaust.