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Community Service

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Volunteering : a how-to guide
Volunteering : a how-to guide

Learn about different kinds of volunteering, reasons why people volunteer, and organizations that you can join to get involved.


Exploits of a Reluctant (but Extremely Goodlooking) Hero
Exploits of a Reluctant (but Extremely Goodlooking) Hero

An unlikely and exceedingly reluctant hero just wants to be left alone. But when he is forced to volunteer at a local soup kitchen, he finds himself at the center of a struggle between the rich and the poor, the selfish and the selfless.


Labor of love
Labor of love

Dawn has found the perfect way to forget her cheating boyfriend. Leave town for the summer and do something very distracting, like volunteering to help rebuild storm torn New Orleans. But when she meets handsome, kind Brady, Dawn realizes she could be fixing more than a devastated house, she might also be able to repair her broken heart.


Young Revolutionaries Who Rock: An Insider's Guide to Saving the World One Revolution at a Time
Young Revolutionaries Who Rock: An Insider's Guide to Saving the World One Revolution at a Time

A groundbreaking call for youth activism from CNN Hero, teen-author Dallas Jessup, a leading voice of the next great generation.


Empowered Girls: A Girl's Guide to Positive Activism, Volunteering, and Philanthropy
Empowered Girls: A Girl's Guide to Positive Activism, Volunteering, and Philanthropy

Hands-on guide for girls looking to take an active leadership role in their school and community.


Flyaway
Flyaway

Seattle fifteen-year-old Stevie Calhoun does not realize how bad her life is until her mother leaves and Stevie must move in with annoyingly perfect Aunt Mindy for a summer, filling her days with being tutored and volunteering at a bird rehabilitation center.


The Teen Guide to Global Action: How to Connect with Others (Near & Far) to Create Social Change
The Teen Guide to Global Action: How to Connect with Others (Near & Far) to Create Social Change

A guide to the big issues our world faces, what's being done about them, how to choose the right cause for your focus, and develop a strategy to make a difference!


Last chance
Last chance

Robyn agrees to spend her summer volunteering at an animal shelter and finds the experience way more eventful than she expected.


All the right stuff
All the right stuff

The summer after his absentee father is killed in a random shooting, Paul volunteers at a Harlem soup kitchen where he listens to lessons about "the social contract" from an elderly African American man, and mentors a seventeen-year-old unwed mother who wants to make it to college on a basketball scholarship.


How to build a house
How to build a house

Seventeen-year-old Harper Evans hopes to escape the effects of her father's divorce on her family and friendships by volunteering her summer to build a house in a small Tennessee town devastated by a tornado.