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Family and Multi-Generational Volunteering

Books and articles devoted to this subject or that have a substantial component on the subject are shown below.

Children as VolunteersChildren as Volunteers

The only book focusing on engaging volunteers under the age of fourteen in agency or community organizations.

Book coverGet the Word Out!

Provocative booklet that urges a new attitude toward young people as affected by adultism and shows how to be more welcoming to young leaders.

Book coverRaising Charitable Children

Warmly provides practical tips for adults to share the gifts of generosity, selflessness, and compassion with children of all ages and get past the gimme-gimme mind-set.

Book coverThe Youth Volunteer Audit

An assessment and planning tool for developing best practices for dealing with young people as volunteers, complete with forms to copy and use again.

Book coverWorking Shoulder to Shoulder

Stories and strategies of youth-adult partnerships that succeed, with over 20 reproducible tools to help you engage youth participants to the greatest effect in your organization.

Positive Ageing book coverPositive Ageing

Studies, first-hand stories, and example programs for volunteer-involving organizations wishing to broaden their appeal to older volunteers. 

E-Volunteerism logo

e-Volunteerism: The Electronic Journal of the Volunteer Community is a quarterly journal with an archive of articles since the first issue in 2000. Subscribers have unlimited, continuous access to the newest of e-Volunteerism and to its growing archives. Subscribe now or purchase 48-hour access on the e-Volunteerism site and read or download whatever you like in that time period.

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