Teen Guide to Volunteering

ReferencePoint. Oct. 2020. 80p. Tr $30.95. ISBN 9781682829370.
Gr 8 Up–This title describes the many ways to volunteer. The five chapters feature photos that depict young people of color. The text details short-term and long-term goals, including how to volunteer at local organizations for an afternoon and how to create an indefinite project. The clear, easy-to-read text offers facts, tips, and quotes from activists. The guide shares how teens can help during the COVID-19 pandemic, imparting useful advice that could be applied to future pandemics. To combat the stress of volunteering, the text provides support to teens and highlights the great sense of purpose one can feel when helping others and giving back to the community. The back matter features source notes and further research.
VERDICT A helpful resource for teen nonfiction collections, both in regards to the quality of information and the timely subject matter.

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