Big Problems, Big Thinkers is a six-part television series that asks the world's brightest minds about ethics and humanity's greatest challenges.

When faced with such daunting issues, some may ask, ”What can one person do?”

The answer is a great deal.

There is a movement of individuals coming together, giving back to their communities, and tackling some of the issues addressed in the show. Learn how to get involved below.

GIVE A DAY

VolunteerMatch is a service that brings good people and good causes together. The health of our community can be measured by the relationships formed between volunteers and the nonprofits they serve. VolunteerMatch builds services that overcome the barriers that keep volunteers and nonprofits from finding each other, working together, and developing strong relationships. Click below to get connected to volunteer opportunities in your community now.

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GIVE A YEAR

Service Year Alliance is working to make a year of paid, full-time service — a service year — a common expectation and opportunity for all young Americans. A service year before, during, or after college — or as a way to get back on track — gives young people the chance to develop their skills, make an impact on the lives of others, and become the active citizens and leaders our nation needs. Expanding service years has the power to revitalize cities, uplift and educate children at risk, and empower communities struggling with poverty. It can unite the most diverse nation in history, binding people of different backgrounds through common cause. Click below to learn more and how you can get involved.

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RECRUIT YOUR MAYOR

Cities of Service uses citizen volunteers to make meaningful change for their communities. Through comprehensive planning, meaningful partnerships, wide-reaching collaboration, and national advocacy, they provide technical assistance, programmatic support, planning resources, and funding opportunities for a coalition of nearly 215 cities whose mayors are committed to using citizen volunteers to solve local pressing challenges. Click below to see if your city is part of the Cities of Service Coalition and for a few simple steps you can take to get your mayor to join if not.

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GIVE A DAY

VolunteerMatch is a service that brings good people and good causes together. The health of our community can be measured by the relationships formed between volunteers and the nonprofits they serve. VolunteerMatch builds services that overcome the barriers that keep volunteers and nonprofits from finding each other, working together, and developing strong relationships. Click below to get connected to volunteer opportunities in your community now.

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GIVE A YEAR

A service year is a paid, full-time position for Americans looking to improve people’s lives and make a lasting impact in communities across the country. From fighting poverty to working with kids to responding to natural disasters, a service year is a meaningful and fulfilling way to tackle the most pressing challenges facing our nation. By serving a year, you can live in a new city, meet new people, learn new skills, and gain valuable leadership and professional experience. No matter where you are in your education or career, a service year is an incredible opportunity that will let you be a part of shaping your future and your community for years to come. Click below to learn more and how you can get involved.

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RECRUIT YOUR MAYOR

Cities of Service uses citizen volunteers to make meaningful change for their communities. Through comprehensive planning, meaningful partnerships, wide-reaching collaboration, and national advocacy, they provide technical assistance, programmatic support, planning resources, and funding opportunities for a coalition of nearly 215 cities whose mayors are committed to using citizen volunteers to solve local pressing challenges. Click below to see if your city is part of the Cities of Service Coalition and for a few simple steps you can take to get your mayor to join if not.

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INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEERING OPPORTUNITIES

The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme contributes to peace and development through volunteerism worldwide. For international volunteering opportunities in over 130 countries worldwide, click below.

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