How a devotee's spiritual understanding was transformed through taking pictures of guests at a soup kitchen.

A heartwarming story of a 13-year old student’s efforts to collect and deliver school supplies to an orphanage in Zimbabwe and visit the children there.

Young adults reflect on the emotional and spiritual impact of serving distressed children at the Kinder Emergency Shelter located in Houston, TX.

Volunteers turn to Sai Baba’s teachings to work through the challenges in helping Bhutani refugee families get resettled.

Through interacting over time with elders in Litchfield CT during their last stages of life, a volunteer “friendly visitor” intent on discovering the meaning of compassion finds her own fears of death and dying have been transformed.

A heartwarming story of how a devotee who begins a memoir-writing class in a senior center finds love and healing, and shares laughter, tears and hugs with his new “family” of elderly friends.

Volunteers in Shrewsbury MA implement the Thresholds program within the homeless shelter they have served for many years. Both the mentors and shelter clients share their heart-to-heart self-transformation and spiritual growth through their involvement in this service.

The profound reflections of volunteers delivering food and groceries to patients with HIV/AIDS and other life-challenging illnesses.

Sometimes a debilitating illness brings out our capacity to love and brings forth spiritual gifts. What began as visits to a patient in a nursing home turned into a deep and enduring friendship and a healing lifeline for the visitor.

A member of the Sai Center of Washington DC reflects on the profound experience of serving and feeding the homeless.

A counselor describes the spiritual growth she experienced as a volunteer with a disaster relief team to Haiti after the earthquake

A Sai volunteer reflects on his spiritual growth and transformation through his involvement in a Homework Enrichment Program, serving children in a homeless shelter. 

Sai Volunteers reflect on their experience in volunteering at the annual Back to School Bash which provides 5,000 underprivileged children with essential school supplies and other services

A Sai volunteer delivers warm meals to lonely seniors, and learns the gift of human connectedness.

The spirit of service germinates and develops in a member of a small Iowa Sathya Sai Baba Center, through preparing and serving meals for the needy once a month.

The reflections of a Sai volunteer who integrated human values in a class for preschool children of low-income families, and the joy and gratification she experienced along the way.

The inspiring story of a 16-year old Sai volunteer whose passion for robotics motivated him to start a robotics club for elementary school children in a low-income neighborhood.

The heartfelt reflections of Young Adults on how their lives were transformed and touched by the experience of serving lunch at the Mental Health Association of Orange County (MHA-OC)

Volunteers share a joyous trip, while on a spiritual retreat, to a VA Nursing Home to honor and entertain Vets on Memorial Day weekend.

Reflections of children of the Sathya Sai Center of South Bethesda who spent a day gleaning vegetables to be distributed to local food banks and shelters

The article provides insights into how and what goes into volunteers’ personal transformation when serving during medical camps

Serving food with the recipe of love by Sathya Sai Center of San Diego

Sai devotees in Dallas build raised bed gardens and keyhole gardens in their homes and grow an array of organic produce, part of which are donated to the local food pantries. 

What needs to change in us in order to understand the teaching: “Serve man until you see God in all men?” For the author, the answer came through a service project called Story Circle at a shelter in Dallas. 

Sai volunteers tutoring students at a middle school in Norwalk CT faced daunting challenges initially in their service project but ended up winning the students' hearts and opening their own.

A Sai volunteer embarks on a new service venture, mentoring prison inmates in the Northeast USA, through the Thresholds programs which help prisoners prepare for a successful re-entry into the community.

The Thresholds program helps prisoners develop process skills that will help them succeed in transitioning to the community-at-large, and Sai volunteers integrate human values into this work with prisoners.

While designated as a “teacher” of the Thresholds program for decision-making skills to a group of women prison inmates, a volunteer came to feel that she was the real student – and that she had a treasure trove of the perfect teaching resources in the stories and teachings of Sathya Sai Baba

Devotees find joy and satisfaction in learning home construction skills as they volunteer their time at a Habitat for Humanity project.

Volunteers focus on love and compassion and "see themselves" as they bond with residents of the Avon Health Center, a nursing home.

A young adult reflects on his spiritual growth from engaging in a service project providing food to the homeless.

Two members of the Albuquerque Sai Center reflect on their experience of feeding the homeless at Project Share.

Sai Volunteers reflect on their experience of feeding the homeless in downtown Colorado Springs

Reflections by Sai volunteers work in the background to deep-clean a soup kitchen monthly.

Members of the Sai Center of Elk Grove CA have built lasting friendships with disabled athletes by volunteering at this annual fall event ever since 2006.

Volunteers reflect on their experience in preparing and serving breakfast regularly at a facility for the mentally-challenged and homeless in Orange County, CA.

Young adult volunteers provide residents of a homeless shelter with computer literacy classes, interview skills workshops, and individualized resume writing & job search assistance.

“Call me for every small thing,” heard the doctor from Ft. Dodge, IA, in answer to her prayer while traveling to Haiti to volunteer her services after a massive earthquake. Constant reliance on the divine led to a week of many miracles.

Reflection of a Sai volunteer who undertook individually and as part of a long-term international project organized by the Sri Sathya Sai World Foundation, International Medical Committee, to provide relief services in response to the severe earthquake that took place in January 2010 on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola.

Staff training and workshops for homeless women and children in SSEHV (Sathya Sai Education in Human Values) at Good Samaritan Center and later at Women’s Safe House, an emergency shelter, include values-based workshops addressing health issues, etiquette, parenting skills, budgeting, tutoring, and other needs.

Reflections by an SSE student of her experience in singing and visiting with elderly residents at a rehab facility.

The article describes the efforts of Sai devotees in implementing the Thresholds program in the Long Island Shelter in Boston Two mentors share their heart-to-heart self-transformation and spiritual growth through their involvement in this prison service.

What does it mean to feel the presence of God in the server and the served, as one? The author’s understanding was transformed through volunteering as a counselor after the South Asian Tsunami and Haiti Earthquake disasters

Reflection by a Sai devotee of her experience in singing and visiting with elderly residents at a rehab facility

The determination and discipline of one devotee paved the path for other devotees to join her over the next three decades to serve home made food to homeless

A young Sai devotee, confronted by devastating aftermath of a tornado in Hunstville, Alabama, was inspired to get his Center members to donate relief items and delivers them to a local church for distribution to those who had been severely impacted.

Tender, Loving Care at No Charge, served by Medical Camp Volunteers in Kirbyville TX