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Some books below may be eBooks or audiobooks. Get help with downloadable books or ask a librarian or parent for help.


Fiction Books


Nonfiction Books

Did You Know?

What one idea can do! The Red Cross movement started with one man, Henry Dunant, in Switzerland in 1863. It now has member groups in over 185 countries, and is supported by 13 million volunteers!


Volunteering Crossword Puzzle from PBS Kids
Print out the puzzle, then click on Check Your Answers to see if you got it right.

Volunteering Word Search
Find words associated with being a volunteer. Have you been involved in any of these?


The Three Rs: Reduce, Reuse, RecycleZ [DVD]
Learn all about the best ways to reduce, reuse and recycle materials, and help keep the environment healthy.

Florence Nightingale [DVD]
The animated life story of the heroic woman who earned the nickname "angel of the battlefield" for her work among a group of volunteer nurses in wartime.

Schoolhouse Rock! Earth [DVD]
Learn things you can do to help protect the Earth.

Web Links

These are only a few starting places to look for ways you can make a difference. Check with your school, club, scout group or religious organization for more ideas, or come up with one of your own! (Important: Before beginning any volunteer activity, always get permission from your parent or guardian.)

The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards from
These awards recognize outstanding young volunteers across the country in grades 5 and up. Read about the program, and get ideas for what you can do!

Volunteering from PBS Kids Go! It’s My Life
This page is devoted to tweens ages 9-12, and includes lots of ideas, from how and why to help in your community, to how to do it well.
This organization offers volunteer opportunities for all ages, but the link should take you to ones for kid volunteers. (As always, before following up on any, be sure to check with your parent or guardian.)