3 Inspiring Books about Volunteering


Volunteering is one of the most enriching experiences and rewarding ways to make the best use of your time. And if you are looking for inspirations or ideas on how to be a good volunteer, we have rounded up some of the most inspiring books that should be on your reading list.

Chicken Soup for the Volunteer’s Soul: Stories to Celebrate the Spirit of Courage, Caring and Community by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Arline McGraw Oberst, John T. Boal, Tom Lagana, and Laura Lagana
Chicken Soup for the Volunteer’s Soul is part of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series that has captured the hearts of millions of readers worldwide. In this book, you will find heartwarming real-life stories shared by volunteers that will restore or strengthen your faith in humanity.

Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists by Courtney E. Martin
Do It Anyway takes a look into what drives eight young activists to try to make a difference. It presents a different perspective on what motivates young people to volunteer and what inspires them to serve others in whatever way they can.

Don’t Just Count Your Hours, Make Your Hours Count: The Essential Guide to Volunteering & Community Service by Dr. Kristin E. Joos Ph.D. and Alana Rush
Time is a valuable commodity. And what better use of volunteer time than to ensure that it adds value to the cause or people you serve. Don’t Just Count Your Hours, Make Your Hours Count is a book that provides helpful ideas and tips as well as the best practices on volunteering for a more meaningful experience.