Advocates for nonprofit aid agencies hope they'll get some help in the economic stimulus package.
While Obama urges expanding conservation corps, cash-strapped states such as California mull cutbacks.
Enlisting even a fraction of them to volunteer would be a boon for the US.
Obama would expand federal service efforts; McCain would rely more on private sector.
Giving back to the nation isn't about where you stand on war.
Champlain College awards scholarships to Rwandans, Vietnamese, and others, enriching recipients and fellow students.