From Publishers Weekly
Levinson, director of the regional volunteer network Big Sunday, offers one-stop reading for the socially conscious looking to get involved in and substantively contribute to their communities. He writes briskly and enthusiastically, sharing how to identify your skills and match them to a nonprofit or cause to make your support even more valuable, how to gauge your commitment level before getting involved, the characteristics of good and bad volunteers, and how those required to do volunteer work can make the most of it. He shares tips for those looking to volunteer as a family, school, faith group, or business, and provides advice for retirees, those between jobs, prospective fund raisers, and those looking to make the holidays brighter for those less fortunate. Thorough, engaging, and highly relevant, this do good, feel good book is an invaluable resource for those contemplating new forays into volunteerism. (Oct.)
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About the Author
David T. Levinson
is the founder and executive director of Big Sunday, organizing 50,000-plus volunteers throughout California. Profiled by The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times,
and NBC Nightly News
, he was named Best Nonprofit Leader in California by Governor Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver. A writer for screen and print, he lives in Los Angeles with his wife and children.
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