Recommended Reading List for Engaging Youth Volunteers

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Hello! Welcome to our Project Stella Resources Blog!

I’ve spent many years working with community members, parents, and volunteer managers that want to plan meaningful service opportunities that engage youth volunteers. The benefits of having these projects available for youth is vast.

But, where can you get inspiration for planning this projects? Here are some of my recommended reading to INSPIRE you and your volunteers. Some projects are mentioned but others provide encouragement for kindness and serving others.

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New here? I also have the following blog posts to help you plan meaningful service projects for youth volunteers.

First Steps in Event Planning by Student Leaders

Guide to Planning Service Projects

Creating Highly Effective Service Programs for Young People – Session Reflection One

Host your own Create A Creature Event at School

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If you want more tips and step-by-step guides to planning events and programs, check out my Insider’s Online Vault.

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I hope this provides you with some valuable resources that inspire you.  Make sure to check out my FREE resources. The featured resource is currently 12 Ways to Fund your Service Project.

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Hi! I’m Kim.

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I’m a wife, mom, and educator. 

 

I’ve worked in higher education for over 18 years and love planning events that engage students in fun, hands on experiences.  

My strength is in the logistics and I plan for fun.  I am now using my strengths to help others take the stress out of event planning to have quality programs for youth of all ages.[/et_pb_text][et_pb_button button_url=”https://projectstellaresources.com/about/&#8221; url_new_window=”on” button_text=”Learn more about Project Stella Resources” _builder_version=”3.11.1″ custom_button=”on” button_text_color=”#ffffff” button_bg_color=”#0c71c3″ button_border_color=”#0c71c3″ button_border_radius=”6px” button_font=”||||||||”][/et_pb_button][/et_pb_column][/et_pb_row][/et_pb_section][et_pb_section fb_built=”1″ _builder_version=”3.13″][et_pb_row _builder_version=”3.13″][et_pb_column type=”1_2″ _builder_version=”3.13″ parallax=”off” parallax_method=”on”][et_pb_text _builder_version=”3.13″]Did you find this information helpful? Does this information inspire you to do more but it feels a little overwhelming?

No worries. I’m here for you!

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