Essential Reading for Volunteers

Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about the popularity and misconceptions many people and organizations have about volunteerism. Like the disease of alcoholism or the compulsion of adultism, it seems like there is a segment of American society that simply wants to volunteer – without knowing exactly why or how. I’m simply not sure aboutContinue reading “Essential Reading for Volunteers”

Youth Voice Surveys

“No, I thought my program was the only one doing that!”“There is no way that foundation will give us that much money.”“They wouldn’t know which way is up if we hadn’t told them.” Everyday youth voice programs act in autonomy. Each one acts as if it was the only youth voice program in its city,Continue reading “Youth Voice Surveys”

Defining Community Service

Hello everyone! My name is Andrea Felix, and in a few months I am joining CommonAction’s team in Seattle. I am currently finishing the last months of my two year stint as a Peace Corps Volunteer supporting the National Youth Council of Dominica. Before my time as a PCV I was the manager of YouthContinue reading “Defining Community Service”