“Love Thy Neighbor: The Role of Faith in Volunteer Motivation,” a study by the Center for Urban Policy and the Environment at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, found a very high correlation between religiosity and volunteer service.
Michelle Nunn is president and CEO of the Points of Light Institute, which mobilizes millions of volunteers to help solve social problems in thousands of communities.
Read a May 17, 2013, article by the Orlando Sentinel about one women’s religious mission trips with youth groups.
See an October 2008 Barna Group survey about mission trips.
Global Awareness Through Experience offers immersion trips to invite individuals to explore solidarity and compassion through giving. It’s based in La Crosse, Wis.
The North American Federation of (Reform) Temple Youth sponsors a summer youth program, NFTY in Israel, and the Eisendrath High School exchange program.
Read an Aug. 7, 2002, United Methodist News Service article on the Foundation for Religious Freedom’s website about an interfaith summer camp gathering at a United Methodist Camp in North Carolina.
Read a March 3, 2011, Gazette article about how the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers leased land in Iowa so Muslim Youth Camps of America could build a summer camp and the efforts to build the camp after the lease expired.