Empowering People to Protect and Conserve Wildlife
Life Net Nature
Lifelong scientists and conservationists Dr. Dusti Becker and Dr. Tony Povilitis founded Life Net Nature in 2008. Life Net Nature empowers people to protect and conserve wildlife, working with volunteers on projects in Chile, Costa Rica, Ecuador, and the United States.
While working as a program associate at a San Francisco nonprofit, Giovanna Erkanat took an interest in volunteer management because of the relationships she built with some of her regular volunteers. Today, she manages development and a team of volunteers at The Arc San Francisco. Read her story in her own words.
A Beacon for the Blind & Visually Impaired Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind
The Lighthouse for the Visually Impaired and Blind recognized the importance of Braille literacy services in Pasco, Florida early on. Since its inception, an estimated 20,000 people have walked through their doors. Today, the Lighthouse relies on the generosity of volunteers and donors to ensure the success of their community operations.
Suicide Prevention for the Mobile Generation ISD Innovations, Inc.
After working in the mental health field, Christopher Munch quickly realized there were other options for preventing suicide. That’s when he set out to build a mobile app to revolutionize the intervention process. By providing a step-by-step guide to mediation, the app allows almost anyone to learn how to prevent suicide in just a few taps.
Lending a Hand the Robin Hood Way Family-to-Family, Inc.
Pam Koner saw a discrepancy between the number of impoverished American families needing assistance and families willing to provide help. So, she did something about it and created a nonprofit organization where thousands of families support thousands of others.
Gina Jennings had been saying she was going to volunteer for four years before she finally took action to get involved. Little did she know that it would ultimately lead to a career change; she's now helping cats full time as SAFE Haven for Cats' volunteer manager.
Lindsey Fossum witnessed the trauma of memory loss firsthand with her grandfather. At the time, she had no idea that this difficult experience would ultimately lead her to a career working with people with Alzeimer’s and various forms of dementia.
When tragedy strikes a loved one, the anger and grief can be overwhelming. But as Cheryl Darisse discovered, fighting back against senseless crime sometimes uncovers a wealth of personal strength and purpose.