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A Volunteer’s a Volunteer, No Matter How Small: Children as Volunteers

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"A person's a person, no matter how small." Dr. Seuss

This quote from American writer and cartoonist Theodor Seuss Geisel embodies the theme of this edition of Along the Web: children as volunteers. While not a new idea, the thought of incorporating the efforts of young children into volunteer programming may seem daunting for some. Increasing the use of this underutilized group of talented “small” people is the goal of this Along the Web and its selected websites, which include: examples of volunteer activities for children; best practices for working with young volunteers; and special issues to consider. Tips and guidanc

e for volunteer administrators are also be provided. In keeping with the words of Dr. Seuss, let’s remember that a volunteer’s a volunteer, no matter how small.