It's never too late to make a difference. Here are a few suggestions about ways that you can become more involved with your community, or simply learn more about the topics raised in the Volunteer Town story.
The Eight Steps for Volunteer Success
Including tips for being an effective volunteer, and links to state and national organizations that work with volunteers.
Information for investigating various aspects of volunteering, civic engagement, and isolating trends in modern America.
Interview: Robert Putnam
Author of Bowling Alone and Better Together, and renowned professor of Public Policy at Harvard University comments on theories behind the decline in civic engagement.
Interview: Steve Johnson
Professor at Portland State University and observer of civic decision-making in the Portland area, discussing the barriers to individual involvement.