Sometimes, all it takes is a little time. Below is a list of national and international volunteer organizations where the average person can work on their heroic aspirations!
Big Brothers and Big Sisters
BBBS is a program where an adult takes an adolescent or teen under their wing for at least one year, mentoring and simply acting as a stable force for children with often chaotic lives.
Donate Life enables you to make the ultimate gift — literally, you can give the gift of life through the promise of organ donations after death.
St. Jude Heroes
Sponsor a hero, participate in a marathon or read about the Patient of the Month.
Wish Upon a Hero
Post, find or grant any wish within this online forum.
Wish Upon a Hero Foundation
Grant a wish to person in need. They even categorize wishes from the public.
Read about heroes in your world!
Believe it or not, we weren't the first group to explore the concept of the modern hero! Below are some popular exposés of modern-day heroes.
CNN Heroes reports on "everyday people changing the world," a definiton of hero we at The Hero Project especially enjoy.
Pay it Forward!
If you live in the Phoenix, Ariz. area, submit your hero to Pay it Forward, a weekly program on Phoenix CBS Channel 5 that, out of viewer submissions, picks a weekly local hero as the subject of their segment. A recent winner was a man who, on his own time and dime, filled neighborhood potholes that nobody else would.