Dr. Dan Bell on how to start giving back
If you're inspired to start giving back, our everyday heroes say you only need two things to get started—determination and passion.

"You see the need, you see what you can bring to the need, and then you just give it a go," Dr. Bell says. "If it's meant to be, it's going to happen, and it will usually go better than you ever dreamed."

Hal says volunteers must learn how to do with, versus doing for. "It's not about saving and rescuing people," he says. "It's about helping people accomplish their dreams and goals."

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FROM: An Oprah/People Magazine Exclusive: Heroes in Hard Times
Published on May 19, 2009
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