Promoting volunteerism has been one of the most bipartisan causes of US presidents since Bush’s inaugural speech in 1989. The Obama administration has requested for 2010 a budget of $1.1 billion for the Corporation for National and Community Service.
The Extraordinaries' "microvolunteers" phone it in
Michelle Obama asked for more community service Monday, but rising volunteerism among Generation Y suggest it has already caught the spirit.
The legislation will increase spending on federal community-service programs by 25 percent.
Those who volunteer learn that it provides multiple payoffs.
Obama would expand federal service efforts; McCain would rely more on private sector.