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The Legacy of Volunteering by Children

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For all sorts of legitimate and prejudicial reasons, a lot of organizations debate whether or not they want to welcome volunteers younger than age 14 (or even 16 or 18).  But history provides many examples of how even the youngest of citizens have had an impact by taking up a cause and working for its success.

This article presents a wide range of examples of volunteering by children in the United States and around the world over the last 200 years.  Learn about Juvenile Anti-Slavery Societies, the seven million children who became “Modern Heath Crusaders,” drives to collect rubber during World War II, and much more.