Volunteering: The Ultimate Teen Guide

Volunteering: The Ultimate Teen Guide

by Kathlyn Gay
     
 

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Gay is a full-time freelance writer who has authored and coauthored for a variety of audiences some 100 books and articles on social and environmental issues, culture, history, communication, and sports. Written for teenagers, her resource text explores the world of volunteering in the U.S., including an overview of what volunteering is, the range of opportunities

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Gay is a full-time freelance writer who has authored and coauthored for a variety of audiences some 100 books and articles on social and environmental issues, culture, history, communication, and sports. Written for teenagers, her resource text explores the world of volunteering in the U.S., including an overview of what volunteering is, the range of opportunities that are available, the benefits of participating, and how to get started. Also included is a list of selected resource organizations to contact; each entry includes the organization's name, address, website, and brief description of its focus. For teens and those who work with teens. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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School Library Journal
Gr 8 Up-This action guide is arranged by the specific areas in which young people can become involved in their communities and make a difference. Suggestions include building and repairing houses through agencies like Habitat for Humanity; working with senior citizens; helping out in hospitals and hospice care; working with organizations that feed the hungry and help the homeless; becoming active in environmental preservation efforts; working in museums to help preserve the past; camp counseling, teaching, or tutoring young children; contributing to anti-discrimination efforts; and working for political campaigns. The text is peppered with real-life stories and quotes from students across the country involved in different projects. Black-and-white photographs of teens "on the job" and personal essays about their experiences add interest. Boxed information, additional resources, tips, etc., break up the text. A list of selected organizations and Web sites provides a starting point to becoming active. While the text is somewhat dry, and the interior design of the book does not invite browsing (the combination of text and black-and-white photos is somewhat monotonous), this is a useful tool in that it provides a one-stop resource for teens interested in locating volunteer opportunities.-Jennifer Ralston, Harford County Public Library, Belcamp, MD Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.
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Gay is a full-time freelance writer who has authored and coauthored for a variety of audiences some 100 books and articles on social and environmental issues, culture, history, communications, and sports. Written for teenagers, her resource text explores the world of volunteering in the U.S., including an overview of what volunteering is, the range of opportunities that are available, the benefits of participating, and how to get started. Also included is a list of selected resource organizations to contact; each entry includes the organization's name, address, website, and brief description of its focus. For teens and those who work with teens.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810858336
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/09/2007
Series:
It Happened to Me Series , #9
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
136
Product dimensions:
7.11(w) x 10.09(h) x 0.37(d)
Age Range:
12 - 17 Years

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Kathlyn Gay is a full-time freelance writer and author of young adult books.

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