Their movie stars spend their time off set licking themselves, chasing their tails, or napping for hours. They eat kibble instead of caviar, and their hair stylists use a water hose, but these actors may be more captivating than anything Hollywood can dish out. The Humane Society Silicon Valley harnesses the ubiquitous online fascination with kitten and puppy videos by using volunteer producers to create a successful Internet marketing plan for adoptions.
Good Karma Bikes provides the homeless and low-income working people with bicycle transportation, and also takes some in as interns.
While most teenage girls are scouring stores for back to school clothes at the mall, 17-year-old Allyson Ahlstrom is busy putting the finishing touches on her own store. It’s been about three years since she first set her mind to combining her love of fashion with community service.
The non-profit organization continues to give away free prom dresses to Bay Area high school teens in need.
Finding time to volunteer isn’t that easy, but a new website helps match service oriented people with worthy organizations that need their specific skills.