Here are a few resources to help you on your Do Good Adventure.
Books About Organizational Life and Teen Engagement
Empowering Youth by Kelly Curtis, M.S. (Search Institute Press, 2008)
Five Life Stages of Nonprofit Organizations by Judith Sharken Simon (Fieldstone Alliance, 2001)
Future 500: Youth Organizing and Activism in the United States complied by Jee Kim, Mathilda de Dios et. al. for Active Element Foundation (Subway and Elevated Press, 2002)
It’s Your World & If You Don’t Like It—Change It by Mikki Halpin (Simon Pulse, 2004)
Nonprofit Boards That Work by Maureen K. Robinson (John Wiley and Sons, Inc., 2001)
Nonprofit Stewardship by Peter C. Brinckerhoff (Fieldstone Alliance, 2004)
The Teen Guide to Global Action by Barbara A. Lewis (Free Spirit Publishing, 2008)
Web-sites To Connect Volunteers With Nonprofit Opportunities
www.charitynavigator.org is a free charity evaluator that helps donors and volunteers make educated choices about where to give their time and money.
www.dosomething.org encourages and promotes volunteerism by youth and young adults.
www,guidestar.org offers a searchable database that allows potential volunteers and donors to find an organization by locale and focus and to research its history and finances.
www.idealist.org connects people, organizations and resources
www.thevolunteerfamily.org encourages, facilitates, coordinates,
and supports volunteering activities for families
www.volunteeringinamerica.gov offers information and statistics on volunteering and civic engagement.
www.volunteermatch.org connects volunteers to projects that are
coordinated by nonprofit organizations in their community.