Quotes

1. “It is one of the most beautiful compensations of this life that no man can sincerely try to help another without
helping himself”. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

2. “When you teach your son, you teach your son's son”. – Talmud

3. “One is not born into the world to do everything but to do something” - Henry David Thoreau

4. “No matter how big and powerful government gets, and the many services it provides, it can never take the place
of volunteers.” – Ronald Reagan

5. “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted.” – Aesop

6. “Everyone can be great because anyone can serve. You don't have to have a college degree to serve. You don't
even have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve... You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated
by love... –Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

7. “I shall pass through this world but once. Any good therefore that I can do or any kindness that I can show to
any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer or neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.” –Mahatma Gandhi

8. “Never before has man had such a great capacity to control his own environment, to end hunger, poverty
and disease, to banish illiteracy and human misery. We have the power to make the best generation of mankind
in the history of the world.” –John F. Kennedy

9. “Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.” –Albert Einstein

10. “Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others, cannot keep it from themselves.” – James M. Barrie



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Resources for action

University of Nebraska-Lincoln: This site suggests 366 different ways one can get involved in the community
http://lancaster.unl.edu/4h/serviceideas.shtml

Squidoo Community Service Ideas: This site provides information on how to contact non-profit organizations and why it is important
to volunteer.
http://www.squidoo.com/community-service-ideas

Michigan Association of Secondary School Principals: What’s nice about this site is that it is more concerned with Community
Service Ideas that were actually implemented successfully with in the Michigan schools. All of the volunteer ideas are not only feasible
but also well thought out and creative.
http://www.michiganprincipals.org/masc/com_service.htm

TrueHero Foundation: The main premise behind this site is that the TrueHero foundation will donate to the community service projects
that get the most votes by their online visitors. I think this might be a unique way to showcase several different community
service ideas in a different medium.
http://www.truehero.org/

The following are two additional websites that are also pretty interesting.
Charity Guide: their cool “Volunteer on Demand” program allows people to volunteer on their own schedule even if they are
on vacation. The only problem is that this website requires people to fill out a fifteen minute form.
http://charityguide.org/volunteer/vacations.htm

U.S. E.P.A. : suggests various high school activities to help the environment
http://www.epa.gov/highschool/community.htm

http://www.volunteermatch.org/about/
http://www.serve.gov/about.asp
http://www.nationalservice.gov/
http://www.christianvolunteering.org/
http://www.bbbs.org/site/c.diJKKYPLJvH/b.1539751/k.BDB6/Home.htm
http://www.fh.org/
http://www.childfund.org/
http://www.sadd.org/
http://ajws.org/
http://www.transitionsabroad.com/listings/study/teen/teen_volunteer_organizations.shtml
http://www.bnaibrith.org/
http://www.visionsserviceadventures.com/about.html
http://www.gviusa.com/
http://www.crossculturalsolutions.org/volunteering-abroad/who/teens.aspx




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