What makes this guidebook particularly useful is that it breaks down volunteer opportunities into ten main areas of interest, with basic background and contact information for each organization and job. Areas include:
- Arts & Museums
- Children & Families
- Older Adults
- Poverty & Homelessness
- Unique to Teens
- Violence Prevention
The guide also offers tips on how to organize your job search, what to wear and ask at any potential interviews, and how to think about the overall volunteer process. Like most things in life, when it comes to volunteering, you will get out of it what you put into it.
For many teens, volunteering is not just a way to give back, but a way to figure out what inspires them and maybe, if their lucky, even where their life’s journey will take them.