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Opening Your Heart Through Service Mary Lynn Perry Children of the New Earth Conference 2009
Spiritual Dimensions of Service <ul><li>Christian </li></ul><ul><li>Jewish </li></ul><ul><li>Buddhist </li></ul><ul><li>Hi...
Why should Kids Volunteer? <ul><li>Spiritual Aspects </li></ul><ul><li>Mandated Service </li></ul><ul><li>Skill Developmen...
Types of Volunteering <ul><li>Casual </li></ul><ul><li>Episodic </li></ul><ul><li>Family </li></ul><ul><li>Parent/Buddy </...
Types of Volunteering Continued <ul><li>Philanthropy </li></ul><ul><li>Political/Social Action </li></ul><ul><li>Voluntour...
Things You Should Know <ul><li>Terminology </li></ul><ul><li>Determining Your Volunteer Personality </li></ul><ul><li>Find...
Start Early and Continue <ul><li>Early Years – K to 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Late Elementary – 4 to 6 </li></ul><ul><li>Junior ...
Resources <ul><li>Volunteer Match  -  http:// www.volunteermatch.org  – this web site offers a large searchable database o...
Resources Continued <ul><li>Volunteer Centers are also a good resource for information about volunteering and opportunitie...
Contact Information <ul><li>Mary Lynn Perry </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>(916) 337-5992 </li></ul><...
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This slide show is based on my new book, &quot;Get Involved! A How-to Volunteer Guide for Parents, Teachers and Youth&quot; for presentation at the Children of the New Earth Conference, May 30th.

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  1. 1. Opening Your Heart Through Service Mary Lynn Perry Children of the New Earth Conference 2009
  2. 2. Spiritual Dimensions of Service <ul><li>Christian </li></ul><ul><li>Jewish </li></ul><ul><li>Buddhist </li></ul><ul><li>Hindu/Yogic </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why should Kids Volunteer? <ul><li>Spiritual Aspects </li></ul><ul><li>Mandated Service </li></ul><ul><li>Skill Development </li></ul><ul><li>Empowerment </li></ul><ul><li>Other Benefits </li></ul>
  4. 4. Types of Volunteering <ul><li>Casual </li></ul><ul><li>Episodic </li></ul><ul><li>Family </li></ul><ul><li>Parent/Buddy </li></ul><ul><li>On-going </li></ul><ul><li>Home-based projects </li></ul><ul><li>Virtual </li></ul>
  5. 5. Types of Volunteering Continued <ul><li>Philanthropy </li></ul><ul><li>Political/Social Action </li></ul><ul><li>Voluntourism – </li></ul><ul><li>The Volunteer Vacation </li></ul>
  6. 6. Things You Should Know <ul><li>Terminology </li></ul><ul><li>Determining Your Volunteer Personality </li></ul><ul><li>Finding Opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Process </li></ul><ul><li>Responsibilities of Youth and Parent </li></ul>
  7. 7. Start Early and Continue <ul><li>Early Years – K to 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Late Elementary – 4 to 6 </li></ul><ul><li>Junior High/Middle </li></ul><ul><ul><li>School – 7/8 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Teens – 9 to 12 </li></ul><ul><li>Keeping Track </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Methods </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Service Resume </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. Resources <ul><li>Volunteer Match - http:// www.volunteermatch.org – this web site offers a large searchable database of volunteer opportunities. Can be searched by zip code or area of interest. </li></ul><ul><li>President;’s Volunteer Service Awards - this site offers the opportunity to maintain a record of service.: https:www.presidentialserviceawards.gov/tgact/ros/dspROSlogin.cfm </li></ul><ul><li>Municipal governments often have terrific volunteer opportunities for individuals, groups, families and children. Visit the City of Sacramento’s volunteer web pages and sign up for free email subscription to receive notices of updated listings: http:// www.cityofsacramento.org /volunteers </li></ul>
  9. 9. Resources Continued <ul><li>Volunteer Centers are also a good resource for information about volunteering and opportunities. The Points of Light Foundation site helps to locate a volunteer center in your area. In Sacramento visit: http:// www.volunteersac.org / for the Volunteer Center of Sacramento. </li></ul><ul><li>In California, the Governor’s Office on Volunteerism offers information about local volunteer centers and other groups providing opportunities http:// www.californiavolunteers.org / </li></ul><ul><li>The governor’s office also sponsors an annual conference on volunteerism and is the portal for information about the state’s Americorps programs. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Contact Information <ul><li>Mary Lynn Perry </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>(916) 337-5992 </li></ul><ul><li>To download my book, “Get Involved! A How-to Volunteer Guide for Parents, Teachers and Youth” go to: www.volunteersac.org </li></ul>
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