- Volunteers recognize mentally ill buried in unmarked graves Updated: Sep-01-15 2:13 am
APPLETON, Wisconsin - For almost 80 years, no one is thought to have visited Peter Gauslin's grave.
- New Orleans, Gulf coast mark Katrina milestone Updated: Aug-30-15 6:22 am
NEW ORLEANS - The Gulf Coast and New Orleans observed the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, one of the deadliest storms in American history, in ways both devout and festive. Church bells rang and brass bands played as people across the storm-ravaged coast remembered the past and looked to the future.
- Volunteers survey sea stars to monitor devastating disease Updated: Aug-30-15 5:04 am
CAMANO ISLAND, Washington - Michael Kyte and his team were more than an hour into their search when they spotted their first dying sea star.
- The Latest: Clinton: Celebrate progress but continue work Updated: Aug-29-15 8:43 pm
NEW ORLEANS - The latest in the 10th anniversary commemorations of Hurricane Katrina (all times local):
- Church group volunteers offer help to Fort Wayne schools Updated: Aug-29-15 6:43 pm
FORT WAYNE, Indiana - Carol Washburn thinks about the student she tutors at Fairfield Elementary School almost as kin.
- Orchard grows food, sprouts education on raising fruit trees Updated: Aug-29-15 10:46 am
SOUTH SIOUX CITY, Nebraska - It's hard to beat biting into a juicy apple plucked right from the tree.
- 1955 refinery explosion seemed like 'end of the world' Updated: Aug-28-15 5:10 am
WHITING, Indiana - On an already hot morning during one of the hottest summers on record, shortly after the sun peeked over the horizon, a huge blast at the Standard Oil Refinery in Whiting startled thousands out of their sleep and shattered windows as far away as Crown Point.
- State no longer seeking volunteers to fight fires Updated: Aug-27-15 1:40 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - The state of Washington is no longer looking for volunteers to battle the wildfires that have burned more than 1,100 square miles of land.
- OSU veterinary students to volunteer in Nicaragua Updated: Aug-25-15 5:44 am
CORVALLIS, Oregon - A group of Oregon State University veterinary students and alumni, as well as local veterinarians are traveling to Nicaragua to volunteer care for livestock and pets.
- Record wildfire in Washington gets international, local help Updated: Aug-24-15 10:19 pm
SPOKANE, Washington - As Washington state's wildfires burned into the record books Monday, calls for help were answered from far and near.
- The Latest: Crews fight fire near Montana highway Updated: Aug-24-15 4:07 pm
OKANOGAN, Washington - The latest on wildfires in the West (all times local):
- Smoky Mountains wants volunteers at Mingus Mill Updated: Aug-24-15 5:05 am
GATLINBURG, Tennessee - Great Smoky Mountains National Park is looking for volunteers to help tell visitors about a turbine wheel-operated mill built in 1886.
- Boaters mapping Pacific garbage arrive in San Francisco Updated: Aug-23-15 9:22 pm
SAN FRANCISCO - Far away from California's coast, where the Pacific Ocean currents swirl, the blue of the sea was replaced by fishing nets, buckets, buoys, laundry baskets and unidentifiable pieces of plastic that floated past the Ocean Starr, a ship carrying a team of scientists and volunteers gathering data on plastic garbage.
- New Hampshire primary campaigns rely on 'super volunteers' Updated: Aug-23-15 10:32 am
CONCORD, New Hampshire - Each Saturday morning, 78-year-old Gary Patton goes door to door to talk to his neighbors about Hillary Rodham Clinton. He starts with a friendly introduction to make sure people know he's a local - not some out-of-towner who doesn't understand New Hampshire.
- 10K volunteers to help with papal visit to Philadelphia Updated: Aug-23-15 9:59 am
PHILADELPHIA - An army of about 10,000 volunteers will be on hand when Pope Francis visits Philadelphia during the Vatican-sponsored World Meeting of Families and holds the biggest events of his first trip to the U.S.
- Volunteers get novices hooked on fly fishing with workshop Updated: Aug-22-15 11:08 am
FREDERICKSBURG, Virginia - Only people interested in fly fishing would encourage others to tie one on at 9 in the morning.
- 3,000-plus respond after Washington requests fire volunteers Updated: Aug-21-15 10:07 pm
OMAK, Washington - Washington officials say more than 3,000 people called and emailed in response to the state's request for volunteer help with wildfires.
- Oklahoma gets $9.6 million in AmeriCorps, Senior Corps funds Updated: Aug-21-15 3:26 pm
OKLAHOMA CITY - Nonprofit organizations that perform community service work in Oklahoma are getting $9.6 million in federal funds.
- NE Iowa community joins to build playground in 5 days Updated: Aug-21-15 12:21 pm
DENVER, Iowa - Dozens of volunteers have started working long days to build a playground in the northeast Iowa city of Denver.
- Minot among 10 cities in White House climate initiative Updated: Aug-21-15 9:34 am
MINOT, North Dakota - Minot is among 10 cities across the nation getting a $25,000 grant and volunteers to improve their ability to handle risks related to climate change, including extreme weather.
- Leaky roof causes problems at Webster County Museum Updated: Aug-20-15 4:25 pm
OHTO, Iowa - The Webster County Museum in Otho is considering putting some items in storage to better preserve them after recent heavy rainfall seeped through the building's leaky roof and saturated a few antique displays.
- Clinton calls for tripling AmeriCorps civil service program Updated: Aug-20-15 12:16 pm
ATLANTA - As part of her promise to address rising college costs, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is calling to expand the AmeriCorps service program launched under her husband's administration.
- Feeding a need at Hole Food Rescue Updated: Aug-20-15 5:06 am
JACKSON, Wyoming - Inside the headquarters of Hole Food Rescue a chalkboard lists the organization's five core values.
- Gentle giant leads volunteers helping migrants in Hungary Updated: Aug-20-15 4:14 am
BUDAPEST, Hungary - He's 6-foot-6, built like a heavyweight boxer and has tattoos all over his body. Baba Mujhse may sound like the type of guy most people would run away from - but hundreds of desperate migrants are instead running to him for help.
- State seeks volunteers to review foster care cases Updated: Aug-20-15 4:05 am
FRANKFORT, Kentucky - The state is looking for volunteers to review cases of children placed in foster care in 35 counties.