Humanism at Work: Beyond Belief Network teams work hard in May


Volunteers Beyond Belief

By Daniel Hay

Foundation Beyond Belief’s Beyond Belief Network is a network of secular humanist groups interested in volunteering (Volunteers Beyond Belief) and raising money for FBB and our beneficiaries (Foundation Partners Program). BBN teams across the country came out in force in May to put their compassionate humanism to work and show how good we can be without god.

Humanists of Houston volunteered at the Houston Food Bank. Alongside other members of the community, HoH worked to sort and box food donations for individuals in need.

Central Savannah River Area (CSRA) Non-Theists helped out the CSRA Humane Society during the Humane Society’s annual “Paws in the Park” fundraiser by monitoring the trail taken by the walkers and keeping those playful pups on the right path.

CSRA Non-Theists

Siouxland Freethinkers gathered on May 2, the National Day of Reason, at their local hospital to donate blood and took the advice of Humanist Rabbi Adam Chalom to Choose to Act!

Siouxland Freethinkers blood drive

Fellowship of Freethought Dallas had three May events. First, they worked with Youth First Texas, whose mission is to provide a safe space for LGBTQ youth in which they can find opportunities for improving themselves and finding peer support. Members of FoF Dallas helped cook a family-style meal for the group and were able to meet and connect with the teens.

Fellowship of Freethought Dallas

They also volunteered with the AIDS Service of Dallas, a charity supporting low-income persons living with HIV/AIDS, helping to cook and serving meals to those affected. FoF Dallas plans to do this on a regular basis.

Fellowship of Freethought Dallas

Finally, the members of FoF Dallas jumped into action following the tragedy of the Moore, OK, and Granbury, TX, tornados to help raise money for FBB’s crisis response. At their local Coalition of Reason Picnic, members sold refreshments and yo-yos to help raise money for the victims. They even brought in 1992 World yo-yo champion Dale Oliver to do demonstrations/tutorials.

Fellowship of Freethought Dallas

Member of a secular humanist group? Want to help your community, raise awareness of nonbelievers doing good, and connect with other service-oriented groups? Ask your team to apply to join Beyond Belief Network! BBN staff can help you achieve your service goals and, as you submit event reports, your team will qualify for free t-shirts and the opportunity to apply for grants!