Ways to Volunteer
Making a Difference in Your Community By Linda Weaver Clarke
"I shall pass through this world but once. If, therefore, there be any kindness I can show, or any good thing I can do, let me do it now; Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.” –Grellet
Is it possible to make the community that we live in just a little better place? What can we do to make a difference? As Grellet said, is there any kindness we can show or any good thing we can do to help our community? Each of us has something to share, whether it is our talents or love for the youth and elderly of our community.
By Arthur I. Blaustein
- Book Review
Make a Difference: America's Guide to Volunteering and Community Service
Do You Want to Become a Volunteer but feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of organizations to choose from? Look no further than this revised edition of the bestselling book Make a Difference!
Complied and written by Arthur Blaustein, adjunct professor of social and urban policy at the University of California, Berkeley, and faculty advisor for its
AmeriCorps program, this guide offers valuable information for everyone inspired to give back to their communities. Make a Difference will help you find innumerable opportunities to put your expertise and talents to good use.
The Mission of Great Wealth: In Giving Something Back to the Community
By Daegan Smith
Have you ever wondered why the rich get richer, and the poor become even poorer? Robert T. Kiyosaki, a fourth generation Japanese-American, had been thinking of the same thing since he was young. His real dad was highly educated and intelligent. He had a Ph.D., went to Ivy League schools, and became head of education in the state of Hawaii. Yet Kiyosaki saw how his dad struggled to pay the bills.
Kiyosakiís best friend, on the other hand, had a dad who did not go past eighth grade. Yet he became one of the richest men in Hawaii, and left tens of millions of dollars to his family, the church, and his favorite charities. Kiyosaki calls him his rich dad.
How does a man become rich? Clearly, it is not earning all those college and postgraduate degrees. In Kiyosakiís best-selling book Rich Dad poor Dad, he shares the practical lessons he learned from his two dads on achieving wealth.
By Bill Clinton
- Book Review
Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World
Here, from Bill Clinton, is a call to action. Giving is an inspiring look at how each of us can change the world. First, it reveals the extraordinary and innovative efforts now being made by companies and organizations—and by individuals—to solve problems and save lives both “down the street and around the world.” Then it urges us to seek out what each of us, “regardless of income, available time, age, and skills,” can do to help, to give people a chance to live out their dreams.