ERIC Number: ED400464
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Catch the Spirit! A Student's Guide to Community Service.
Prudential Insurance Co. of America, Newark, NJ.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
This booklet, developed to encourage young people to volunteer, presents a brief, informal overview of types of volunteer service for youth and information on where to find organizations in need of young volunteers. The following activities are suggested: working in hospitals; working with animal welfare organizations, zoos, or nature conservation groups; reading to the elderly or persons with disabilities; working in arts organizations; coaching youth sports; working with persons with disabilities or volunteering with Special Olympics; recycling; participating in charity races or runs; working to stop crime or start a "block watch" organization in school; helping in food pantries or in building housing for disadvantaged persons; working to stop alcohol and drug abuse by children and teenagers; helping to clean up parks or planting gardens; working with disadvantaged children; and working on personally created volunteer projects. The guide also lists "dos and don'ts" of successful volunteering, and local resources for volunteer ideas. A list of 12 national organizations with information for young volunteers is included. (KC)
Descriptors: Career Exploration, Community Resources, Disabilities, Disadvantaged, Public Service, Secondary Education, Student Volunteers, Voluntary Agencies, Youth Agencies
Consumer Information Center, Dept. 588C, Pueblo, CO 81009.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Prudential Insurance Co. of America, Newark, NJ.; Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Note: 16-panel brochure format done "In cooperation with the U.S. Department of Education."