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Make a Difference - Volunteer

Volunteering is a positive way to make a difference in the World. By donating your time to help others you will make new friends, gain self confidence, increase social awareness, build a sense of independence, learn through service and enjoy better health.

You can help make changes in your local, national or global community. There are so many different organizations, with a variety of jobs to choose from. Plus there are no age limits for volunteering, if you are a child or a senior citizen, there is an organization that can use your help.

We are all sharing this one earth together, and together we can make a better place for all. So find how you can get involved.

Make a Difference - Volunteer display case

More Information can be found on the following websites:

To learn more about volunteering and what you can do to make a difference, please take a look at some of the following books which can be found in Government Documents at the HSU Library.

Title: Peace Corps : The Great Adventure

Other Title: Volunteer Stories of Life Overseas

Publication: [Washington, D.C.]: Peace Corps, 1997

SuDoc: Docs PE 1.2:AD 9

Peace Corps : The Great Adventure
AmeriCorps, Are you up to the challenge?

Title: AmeriCorps, Are you up to the challenge?

Publication: [Beltsville, Md.? : Corp. for National Service, 2000]

SuDoc: Docs Y 3.N 21/29: 16-2 C 35

Title: California Mentor Program Directory / California Mentor Initiative

Publication: Sacramento, CA (1700 K Street, Sacramento, 95814) : Mentor Resource Center, California Mentor Initiative Office, Dept. of Alcohol & Drug Programs, [1999]

SuDoc: CalDocs A1422.D47

California Mentor Program Directory / California Mentor Initiative
Challenge Yourself with a Career in JOB CORPS : You Can Make a Difference

Title: Challenge Yourself with a Career in JOB CORPS : You Can Make a Difference

Publication: [Washington, D.C.?] : USDA NRCS, [1998]

SuDoc: Docs A 13.2:J 57/2

Title: Educational Programs and Publications at the National Gallery of Art

Publication: Washington, DC : The Division, [1997?]

SuDoc: Docs SI 8.2:ED 8

Educational Programs and Publications at the National Gallery of Art
Foster Grandparent Program : A Part of ACTION : Bridging the Generations of Need

Title: Foster Grandparent Program : A Part of ACTION : Bridging the Generations of Need

Publication: [Washington, D.C.] : ACTION, [1992?]

SuDoc: Docs AA 1.2:G 76/4

Title: Get Involved in Someone's Future : A Guide to Volunteering with Young People

Other Title: Guide to volunteering with young people

Publication: Rockville, Md.] : U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Center for Substance Abuse Prevention, [1998]

SuDoc: Docs HE 20.408:V 8

Get Involved in Someone's Future : A Guide to Volunteering with Young People
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Title: The Health Benefits of Volunteering : A Review of Recent Research

Publication: [Washington, D.C.] : Corporation for National & Community Service, [Office of Research and Policy Development, 2007

SuDoc: Docs Y 3.N 21/29: 2 H 34

Title: Machine-Repair Volunteers Make a Difference

Publication: [Washington, DC : National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Library of Congress, 2004?]

SuDoc: DOCS LC 19.2:V 88/3/2004

Machine-Repair Volunteers Make a Difference
National Gallery of Art : Volunteer Art Information Program

Title: National Gallery of Art : Volunteer Art Information Program

Publication: [Washington, D.C. : The Gallery, 1989?]

SuDoc: Docs SI 8.2:V 88

Title: Now is the time... Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service : Make It a Day On, Not a Day Off

Publication: Washington, D.C. : Corporation for National and Community Service, [2006]

SuDoc: Docs Y 3.N 21/29: 2 N 86

Now is the time... Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service : Make It a Day On, Not a Day Off
RSVP, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program : The Experience of a Lifetime

Title: RSVP, Retired and Senior Volunteer Program : The Experience of a Lifetime

Publication: [Washington, D.C.?: Corporation for National Service, 2001?]

SuDoc: Docs Y 3.N 21/29: 2 R 31/3

Title: Senior Companion Program : Serving with Compassion, Caring as Friends

Publication: Washington, D.C. : ACTION, [1990?]

SuDoc: Docs AA 1.2:SE 5/4

Senior Companion Program : Serving with Compassion, Caring as Friends
So That Every Child Can Read... America Reads Community Tutoring Partnerships : A Review of Effective and Promising Practices in Volunteer Reading Tutoring Programs

Title: So That Every Child Can Read... America Reads Community Tutoring Partnerships : A Review of Effective and Promising Practices in Volunteer Reading Tutoring Programs / by Jana Potter, Judy Blankenship, and Laura Carlsmith

Other Title: America Reads community tutoring partnerships

Publication: Portland, OR : Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory ; [Washington, D.C.?] : America Reads, U.S. Dept. of Education, [1999]

SuDoc: Docs ED 1.2:C 43/26

Title: Student Intern Program : The Most Interesting Work... in the World

Publication: [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Dept. of State, 1999

SuDoc: Docs S 1.2:ST 9/2/999-2000

Student Intern Program : The Most Interesting Work... in the World
They Will Come : Post=Disaster Volunteers and Local Governments

Title: They Will Come : Post=Disaster Volunteers and Local Governments

Publication: [Sacramento?] : Earthquake Program, Governor's Office of Emergency Services, State of California, [1995]

SuDoc: CalDocs E1511.V64

Title: A Manual for Students: Volunteering

Publication: United States. National Student Volunteer Programs

SuDoc: Docs AA 3.8:V 88/2

A Manual for Students: Volunteering
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Title: Volunteers in Parks

Publication: [Washington, D.C.?] : National Park Service, U.S. Dept. of the Interior, [1997]

SuDoc: Docs I 29.2:V 88/1997

Title: Volunteer Wetland Monitoring : An Introduction and Resource Guide

Publication: Washington, DC : U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Water, Office of Wetlands, Oceans and Watersheds, [2001]

SuDoc: Docs EP 2.8:V 88/2

Volunteer Wetland Monitoring : An Introduction and Resource Guide
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Title: What You Can Do For Your Country : Report of the Commission on National and Community Service

Publication: Washington, D.C. : The Commission, 1993-

SuDoc: Docs Y 3.N 21/29: 2 C 83

Title: Leadership & Public Service

Publication: Washington, D.C. : President's Commission on White House Fellowships, [2004?]

SuDoc: Docs PR 43.2:F 33

Leadership & Public Service
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Title: Youth Council Toolkit [kit]

Publication: [Washington, D.C.] : U.S. Dept. of Labor, Employment & Training Administration, Office of Youth Services, Office of Youth Opportunities, [2002?]

SuDoc: Docs L 37.2:Y 8/21/Tool Kit

Title: YES in Action : Program Summary : Youth Environmental Service

Publication: Washington, D.C. : U.S. Dept. of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, [1996]

SuDoc: Docs J 32.2:Y 8/8

YES in Action : Program Summary : Youth Environmental Service
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Title: Challenging careers in the Natural Resources Conservation Service : You Can Make a Difference!

Publication: [Washington, D.C.?] : USDA NRCS, [1998]

SuDoc: Docs A 1.68:1634