Volunteering Smarts

How to Find Opportunities, Create a Positive Experience, and More

From the Series USA TODAY Teen Wise Guides: Lifestyle Choices

  • Interest Level: Grade 6 - Grade 12
  • Reading Level: Grade 8

Volunteering. So you want to get out there and do something? Help someone in need, make a difference, change the world? There are numerous volunteering opportunities out there. Did you know that volunteering can help you land a job or get into a better college? Or that kids your age—or even younger—have started their own successful service projects and made a huge difference in their communities?

Figuring out just how to get involved can be tough. But this book offers lots of great tips on where to volunteer and how to get the most out of the experience. You’ll discover:
• where to find volunteer opportunities perfectly suited for teens.
• how to boost your resume and your college applications through volunteer work.
• how to start your own service project.
• what it takes to become an activist.
• how to contact your legislators to tell them what’s important to you.

Supplemented with articles and information from USA TODAY, the Nation’s No. 1 Newspaper, Volunteering Smarts delivers solid advice and firsthand stories of real teens facing many of the same types of situations you are. Ready to wise up on volunteering? Read on!

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Interest Level Grade 6 - Grade 12
Reading Level Grade 8
Genre Social Studies, Young Adult
Copyright 2013
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Twenty-First Century Books ™
Language English
Number of Pages 64
Publication Date 2012-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 8.3
BISACS YAN051250, YAN051000
Dewey 302'.14
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6 x 8.5
Lexile 980
Features Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Index, Photo captions, Reviewed, Sidebars, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author: Sandy Donovan

Sandy Donovan has written many nonfiction books for young readers.

Lerner eSource™ offers free digital teaching and learning resources, including Common Core State Standards (CCSS) teaching guides. These guides, created by classroom teachers, offer short lessons and writing exercises that give students specific instruction and practice using Common Core skills and strategies. Lerner eSource also provides additional resources including online activities, downloadable/printable graphic organizers, and additional educational materials that would also support Common Core instruction. Download, share, pin, print, and save as many of these free resources as you like!

USA TODAY Teen Wise Guides: Lifestyle Choices

Published collaboratively with USA TODAY newspaper, the Teen Wise Guides books feature teen-friendly text and design, ties to middle school and high school curriculum standards for life skills, and includes stories of real teens and… View available downloads →


School Library Journal, Series Made Simple

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