An upbeat, informative guide to the possibilities of volunteer work for teenagers. Individual chapters cover a wide range from Specific program areas--conservation, tutoring, health care, museums, historical parks--to general: fund-raising and planning. Within each chapter, much of the hard information on organizations and projects, local through national, is balanced by a focus on individual volunteers: what they do, how they became involved, how they feel about the work. More than a pitch, the book explores both the menial frustrating realities, and the rewards of feeling useful, seeing other ways of life, and acquiring skills. The style is straightforward and journalistic, with a minimum of those already-dated words--hassle, rap, bag--often used to ""relate"" to such an audience. An appendix lists organizations and books for further information. Affable and useful.