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For Individual Volunteers

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

Book cover imageBy the People

Revised in 2005, this book remains the only presentation of the full scope and depth of volunteer activity throughout three centuries of American history.

Exploring Volunteer Space coverExploring Volunteer Space

A philosophic-yet-practical exploration of the universe of volunteering, attempting to describe, define, and explain how and where volunteering occurs.

Book coverSelf-Help Accounting, 2nd Edition

A how-to guide to fulfilling the role of board treasurer, written in simple, clear language for the non-accountant.

Step-by-StepStep-by-Step

Ideas for how young people can discover what they care about, gain support, and implement a plan for change.

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 coverWhat Can I Say?

A clear, concise guide on how to communicate with people who are ill.

Things We Love about VolunteersThings We Love About Volunteers

Twenty-five color cartoons that celebrate the commitment and compassion of volunteers.

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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