October 2008 Cub Scout Roundtable Issue
November 2008 Theme
Seeds of Kindness
Citizen and Communicator
Alice, Golden Empire Council
www.heifer.org international organization that connects givers with
projects and initiatives all over the world. You can choose an area from a
world map. In addition to providing heifers, the giver can also choose to give
as little as $10 for a share in a seedlings donation, $20 for a flock of chicks,
various “baskets” for $60 and up; lots of different projects to choose from, as
well as explanations of the value of each gift to the recipients. Information on
how to start or support an urban garden.
www.usaweekend.com/diffday website for a national day of service on the
fourth weekend of October every year. Lots of ideas on how an individual,
family, den or pack could participate. You can win funding, vacations and
various prizes for participating.
www.redcross.org go to volunteer
services, then click on volunteer opportunities checklist; use the locator to
look for opportunities for kids, youth in a given zip code.
The Points of Light Foundation, the
non-profit partner in USA WEEKEND's Make A Difference Day, is the nation's
leader in promoting more effective volunteering and awareness of the importance
links to all kinds of giving opportunities; click on resources to go to lists by
Newman's Own: Paul Newman, a Make A
Difference Day judge and supporter, site also includes information on his summer
camps for kids who have cancer and blood diseases.
America's Promise: Founded in
Philadelphia, at the Presidents' Summit for America's Future, America's Promise
aims to provide every at-risk child in America with access to all resources they
The Corporation for National Service
oversees three national service initiatives: Americorps allows people of
all ages to earn help paying for education in exchange for a year of service.
Learn and Serve America supports teachers and community members who involve
young people in service that relates to their school studies. National Senior
Service Corps helps people age 55 and older find service opportunities
related to their interests.
The National Assembly: This is a
great stop for anyone interested in human service as a career. Dedicated to
youth development, their homepage includes a newsletter and the On-line
Directory for over 2000 Internships in Youth Development.
Global Service Corps invites you to
address social inequities and environmental problems around the world. At the
same time, you can experience learning and friendshipthrough working with, and
living inthe homes and communities of Global Service Corps partners andhosts in
Kenya, Costa Rica, Guatemala and Thailand. This experience isavailable through
volunteerproject trips as well as longer term volunteer opportunities.
Volunteers of America 49
community-based service organizations throughout the U.S. offer more than 160
different programs that help people including children, youth, the elderly,
families in crisis, the homeless, people with disabilities or mental illness,
and ex-offenders returning to society.
Volunteers in Technical Assistance (VITA)
is a not-for-profit private voluntary organization which was established by
scientists and engineers to respond to technical inquiries from people in
developing countries. VITA collects, refines, and disseminates information that
helps to to improve food production, minister health needs, increase
productivity of businesses, generate higher incomes, and preserve natural
Volunteermatch.org offers a variety
of online services to support a community of nonprofit, volunteer and business
leaders committed to civic engagement.
Ohio's Governor's Community Service Council
is Ohio's state office of volunteerism and community service.
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