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The end is in sight for the Pathfinders as they have arrived at the final stop of their multinational service project. They are currently in Guatemala, where they are working on education and enrichment for underprivileged children with organizations Safe Passage and Avivaria. With the Project almost complete, it’s worth reflecting on what it has accomplished. Michelle, Conor, Wendy, and Ben have installed wells and taught English in Cambodia, taught at humanist schools in Uganda, helped the Alliance for African Women Initiative and learned the stories of alleged witches in Ghana, constructed latrines in Haiti, built a water center in Ecuador, and promoted sustainable, ecologically conscious development in Columbia. So what’s been the impact of these projects, and what are the takeaway lessons thus far?  ...

By Liz Moody

50 Cents. Period. is Foundation Beyond Belief’s current Poverty and Health beneficiary for the Humanist Giving donation program. Their mission is to “empower women and girls to stay fully engaged in their lives and educations without the stigma and barriers surrounding their period, gender, and reproductive choices.” You can find information and activities that can help you learn more about 50 Cents. Period.’s goals, organize events focused on female empowerment, and show your support for an impactful organization by raising money and awareness. This guide was developed by Beyond Belief Network staff. Every quarter, Beyond Belief Network puts together idea guides for our local and online humanist groups to have volunteer or fundraising events for the featured beneficiaries. While these ...

By Brittany Shoots-Reinhard

Congratulations to Beyond Belief Network’s April Team of the Month: Upstate Atheists! Although Upstate Atheists are a recent addition to Beyond Belief Network, they are one of the first teams to reach Level One in 2014. Upstate Atheists was chosen for this honor because of the variety of their service events and their commitment towards the improvement of their community. In February, Upstate Atheists met at Greer Soup Kitchen to serve the underprivileged. When they arrived, the prepared meals were still frozen and none of the available staff knew how to cook. Luckily, a member of Upstate Atheists planned a meal and delegated tasks. They made enough food to feed 150 people in under an hour Upstate Atheists are also ...

By Elizabeth Minutello, Beyond Belief Network Intern

With summer approaching, many parents are looking forward to sending their children to summer camp. Camp Quest is the top choice of secular humanists and skeptics who want their children to have an educational experience along with traditional summer camp activities. Children who go to Camp Quest learn about astronomy, biology, and environmental science. Campers may also learn about famous freethinkers as well as world religions, without having a particular worldview endorsed as truth. In our BBN idea guide, you can find information on how to locate the nearest Camp Quest location, become a Camp Quest volunteer, and organize carpools for transportation. This guide was developed by Beyond Belief Network staff. Every quarter, Beyond Belief Network puts together idea guides ...

By Brittany Shoots-Reinhard

We hope you’re as excited as we are about our second-quarter 2014 beneficiaries, 50 Cents. Period, The Greening of Detroit, Worldreader, Leo Igwe Research Project, and Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty. Get to know them in our latest video. If you’d like to adjust your donation allocation, log in to your account and click on “Manage Donations.” And if you’re not a member yet, why not join now? Many thanks to FBB member David Beadle of The Secular Human for creating this video for us!

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Welcome to Volunteers Beyond Belief, a network of local freethought organizations putting compassionate humanism into action through community volunteering in 22 U.S. cities.

The national organization assists local teams in finding volunteer opportunities and in committing to a regular schedule of volunteer events, making hands-on volunteering a major part of their groups' activity and identity.

Volunteers Beyond Belief is a program of Foundation Beyond Belief, a non-profit organization created to focus, encourage, and demonstrate the generosity and compassion of secular humanists.

Organizations with a compatible humanist mission and identity are encouraged to consider joining the network by filling out the VBB team application online.

Fundraising Event Guide

Welcome to Volunteers Beyond Belief, a network of local freethought organizations putting compassionate humanism into action through community volunteering in 22 U.S. cities.

The national organization assists local teams in finding volunteer opportunities and in committing to a regular schedule of volunteer events, making hands-on volunteering a major part of their groups' activity and identity.

Volunteers Beyond Belief is a program of Foundation Beyond Belief, a non-profit organization created to focus, encourage, and demonstrate the generosity and compassion of secular humanists.

Organizations with a compatible humanist mission and identity are encouraged to consider joining the network by filling out the VBB team application online.

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