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Children's LiteratureThis instructive volume supplies all that one needs to begin volunteering in the community. Especially proactive about families volunteering, the book's nine chapters discuss: how busy families can volunteer, how to get started, volunteering for other people, the earth, fighting poverty, social action, building community and volunteer vacations. The book is filled with data on all facets of volunteering whether its web sites for particular organizations, facts on those groups needing volunteer help, psychological and family benefits of helping others, and so on. The appendix contains planning tips and worksheets to get your own family project going. It is up to families to initiate and set the tone about the positives in volunteering. After reading this book, you will discover that there is really no good reason not to volunteer to make your world a better place to live. A copy of this book should be in every organization's library, public and private. 2003, Robins Lane Press, Ages 10 up.
— Meredith Kiger, Ph.D.