If you have ever asked yourself what can I do to make things better for my neighborhood, town, or country check out OPH. This organization is a great example.
In 2008 one guy by the name of Ed Robles did a favor for a school principle by organizing some friends and cleaning and renovating an under funded school. What started as a one time favor has grown into a full scale organization that is run by a group of busy professionals who volunteer their time. Read about them here: