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Always wanted to volunteer but not quite sure where to start? Well, help is at hand… this is your one-stop guide to get you on the right track... Also available are additional reading material and other resources.
One million volunteers: An online book 
First published in 1968, Arthur Gillette's comprehensive history of voluntary youth service is now available online. The author shows how service has affected volunteers and the peoples with whom they work, and draws guidelines for the future of international voluntary work.  Read article
Eight ways to change the world 
The resources attached give some ideas on how schools can put the UN's Millennium Development Goals into practice.  Read article
When the boss volunteers you 
A reader asked: My boss is active with a community organization and often sends requests to me and my direct reports for volunteers at daytime and evening events sponsored by the organization. What should I do?  Read article

Besides participating in the act of volunteering, there are several ways in which you can support the cause of volunteerism in your local communities or outside.

 

MA courses on Youth Development 
The Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD) in Tamil Nadu, India, has launched five Masters programmes focusing on youth development.   Read article
Performance Indicators for High Impact Corporate Volunteer Programs 
This new tool, 'Performance Indicators for High Impact Corporate Volunteer Programs', is an online system available in three languages – English, Portuguese and Spanish – which enables companies to diagnose the level of development of their volunteer programmes, identify strengths and weak points and develop plans for future development.  Read article
Subject guide-Young people and volunteering 
Aimed primarily at managers of volunteers and not-for-profit organisations,  this guide contains online resources to help you involve young people in your volunteering program. All resources within the guide can be accessed free of charge.  Read article
How volunteers benefit organizations by Mary V. Merril
Volunteers serve in many capacities within organizations by contributing time, energies or talents that help to fulfil the organizations' mission. Volunteers generate enthusiasm and interest and help to create a positive image of the organization in the community.   Read article
Developing volunteer job descriptions by Mary V. Merrill
A written job description is the most important criteria in volunteer programme management. A job description should be prepared for every volunteer position, no matter how big or small.  Read article