Volunteerism in the United States is on the rise, and AmeriCorps Week provides a wonderful opportunity to become involved. Visit the AmeriCorps Week website to find more information about the organization, how to join, and how to plan and implement a community service project. More than 480 projects were highlighted during AmeriCorps Week 2010 and the organization is hoping for another successful campaign.
Wondering how to get started as a volunteer? Visit the United We Serve website. This government sponsored website is a national portal to service opportunities across the country, as well as in your own backyard.
Read about volunteerism with materials from the
Monroe County Library System:
Book Description: “A practical handbook describes one hundred opportunities for a meaningful, memorable trip to various locales throughout the world that feature a variety of educational, artistic, volunteering, and health-focused activities” --Summary
Also Available in: Online format Book Description: Does volunteering actually improve both physical and mental health? This government document reports findings that show a relationship between volunteerism and health
Book Description: “Jenny’s awkward relationship with her competitive former best friend, Addie, now a member of the fashionable clique, complicates a snow day they must spend together, volunteering as mentors in kindergarten, and the school ski trip” --Summary
Book Description: “A photo essay depicts the non-profit organization of volunteers that renovate or build houses for needy families as, with former President and Mrs. Carter’s participation as volunteers, they build twenty houses in Atlanta in just five days” --Summary
Book Description: “Shares ideas for helping people and communities after a natural disaster to repair and heal, from giving emotional support and replanting to volunteering and food and clothing drives” --Summary
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