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  • The Voluntouristby Ken Budd

    HarperCollins 2012; US$ 11.99

    Ken Budd?s The Voluntourist is a remarkable memoir about losing your father, accepting your fate, and finding your destiny by volunteering around the world for numerous worthy causes: Hurricane Katrina disaster relief in New Orleans, helping special needs children in China, studying climate change in Ecuador, lending a hand?and a heart?at a Palestinian... more...

  • From Seva to Cyberspaceby Femida Handy; Meenaz Kassam; Jillian Ingold; Bhagyashree Ranade

    SAGE India 2011; US$ 32.95

    From Seva to Cyberspace examines the phenomenon of volunteering in India from its earliest instances to present-day manifestations. Tracing the origins of voluntary action in India, the authors examine the historic, religious, and cultural traditions of Seva (direct service to others) that have played an important role in inspiring Indians toward voluntary... more...

  • Volunteer Vacationsby Ed Asner; Doug Cutchins; Anne Geissinger; Bill McMillon

    Chicago Review Press 2012; US$ 15.99

    For the increasing number of people looking for ways to make a difference while on vacation, this fully updated edition is filled with in-depth information to get them ready for their adventure, including contacts, locations, costs, dates, project details, and profiles of 150 select organizations running thousands of programs in the United States and... more...

  • Mobilizing the Community for Better Healthby Allan Formicola; Lourdes Hernandez-Cordero

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 28.99

    For the past ten years, The Northern Manhattan Community Voices Collaborative has put Columbia University and its hospitals in touch with surrounding community organizations and churches to facilitate vaccines, dental care, and nutritional improvement, along with other forms of healthcare and support. As the nation begins to recognize the importance... more...

  • Change Researchby Corey Shdaimah; Roland Stahl; Sanford Schram

    Columbia University Press 2011; US$ 33.99

    Collaborating with community members adds a critical dimension to social work research, providing practitioners with intimate knowledge of a community's goals and needs. Yet such partnerships needn't be one-sided. Answering the concerns of critics who doubt the benefits of community surveillance, intentional change research offers a reciprocal model... more...

  • How to Be a Better Personby Seb Hunter

    Atlantic Books 2012; US$ 4.36

    Why is it so difficult to find the time to help others? When Seb Hunter became aware of a nagging ache in the place where his soul ought to be, he embarked on a two year odyssey of volunteering - with hilarious results. He collects litter, teaches pensioners how to use the internet, works at Oxfam (where he meets Gladys, his septuagenarian nemesis),... more...

  • Community Practice Skillsby Dorothy N Gamble; Marie Weil

    Columbia University Press 2010; US$ 49.99

    Dorothy N. Gamble and Marie Weil differentiate among a range of intervention methods to provide a comprehensive and effective guide to working with communities. Presenting eight distinct models grounded in current practice and targeted toward specific goals, Gamble and Weil take an unusually inclusive step, combining their own extensive experience... more...

  • The Soup Sisters Cookbookby Sharon Hapton; Pierre A. Lamielle

    Appetite by Random House 2012; US$ 22.95

    100 recipes arranged by season, The Soup Sisters Cookbook gives you heartwarming soups to prepare and share throughout the year.   The Soup Sisters Cookbook showcases scrumptious recipes from the "souper volunteers" of the Soup Sisters and recipes from many of Canada's top celebrity chefs--including Michael Stadtlander, Bonnie Stern, Lucy Waverman,... more...

  • Successful Grant Applications: Bullet Guidesby Ann Gawthorpe

    Hodder & Stoughton 2012; US$ 8.99

    In a challenging environment, many charities have found that grant funding is an increasingly important source of income. But knowing where to look for grants, and how to navigate the process, can be very daunting for the uninitiated. But open this book and you will. - Find funding sources - Navidate the application process - Make a compelling case... more...

  • Making a Differenceby Owen Glenn

    Random House New Zealand 2012; US$ 20.34

    The story behind Sir Owen Glenn's global business success and major philanthropic contributions. From humble beginnings in New Zealand, Owen Glenn built up a highly successful global business empire and now he is focusing his wealth to deliver significant philanthropic benefits here and overseas. This fascinating memoir gives insight into Owen's business... more...