This category will deal with a type of work that isn’t properly reflected in statistics like gross domestic product; physical time spent volunteering.

I realize that for many years I believed that if you wanted to support a cause you could just donate some money (or retweet something) and that would suffice. In hindsight, that was pretty dumb and/or self-serving.

And so I’ll do my best to share some ideas, data, and anecdotes that might help the citizenry up the number of hours – or even minutes – spent pitching in without expecting anything in return.