Although this story has not received any press other than the Catholic Standard, it is important to recognize when the President of the US (and the First Lady) visit a Catholic institution. In this case, it was the Jeanne Jugan Residence for the poor and elderly run by the Little Sisters of the Poor.
Among his messages was the one of helping others – sometimes it is just looking out for the person next door, other times is volunteering. If you can, do both. Find an organization in which you can not only put your skills to work but that you enjoy working with. And make certain that it fits in with our faith.