Re: Volunteer service opportunities for young adults??
Settummanque, the blackeagle (waltoml@WKUVX1.WKU.EDU)
Sun, 26 Jun 1994 17:47:19 EDT
Robert Bienkowski <BIENKOWS%QCVAXA.bitnet@UKCC.uky.edu> writes:
>Does anyone know of an information clearinghouse describing volunteer
>service opportunities for young adults?
>Specifically, opportunities for extended service (say 6 - 12 months)
>that might interest young adults (18 - 22 years old) as an alternative to
>starting college immediately after high school.
MAN!! No sooner did I do some "housecleaning" on my e-mail disk, then
someone asks for the very stuff I "threw into the wastebasket"!!
I'll see what I've saved over the period, but in the meantime, I do
know that the Points of Light Foundation (yeah, it's still in
existance, despite the change in administration), is always looking
for interns to work in Washington and elsewhere for six month
periods of time. I have their address, somewhere around here....I'll
post it on Tuesday along with anything else I can dig up around here.
Also, the Alpha Phi Omega list (APO-L) frequently gets announcements
of fulltime, parttime and seasonal volunteer and paid positions with
organizations like INTO THE STREETS (a national voluntary effort to
have community organizations to give a day's worth of service to other
non-profits) and the National Volunteer Service Corps (which has past
the Senate and is now on the floor of the House of Representatives.
The kicker here is, as you may have heard, the college tuition and
loan forgiveness programs similiar to that of the military's...can we
afford it? Without sounding political, we *need to pay for it*.
There are many areas in our nation that need the youth and enthusiam
that somehow Scouting and other organizations found it
unfit/unwise/unprofitable (you pick which word fits here) to go into
and make a difference. Please tell your Congressperson how YOU feel,
pro, con or indifferent about this law so that it can be decided
Sorry to run so long with a brief posting...but hey, this is one of
those areas I really feel strongly about...many of the things that we
are now asking post-teens and young adults to "get paid for", easily
can be done by us Scouts and Scouters working with other community
agencies. But nOOOOO! We all have to "keep to ourselves" and let the
OTHER agency worry about it.
We are now seeing what happens when *that* happens.
Settummanque, the blackeagle... (MAJ) Mike L. Walton (
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