Interesting cover story on National Service in the Sept 22 issue of Time Magazine.
It beings with an overview from Managing Editor Richard Stengel (who references the cover story from a year ago also on National Service). From there, the issue contains "21 Ways to Serve America"... some of the ones more personally interesting noted below along with the corresponding # in Time:
#1: Support the "Serve America Act": Bill being introduced in the Senate this month.
#4: Give Up One Day: Service events being planned for Sept 27 and Jan 19 (MLK Day). Details at http://www.events.servicenation.org/ & http://www.mlkday.gov/.
#8: Get Out!: Civilian Conservation Corps is an organization helps clean and protect parks and other natural resources.
#9: Work with the Secretary: California is the first state to have a Cabinet (CA) level position around Service & Volunteering (from this came the California website http://www.californiavolunteers.org/.) Done at a Federal level this type of position would be in the President's Cabinet.
#15: Do It Pro Bono: Service opportunities utilizing Professional skills can be found through the Taproot Foundation or http://www.abillionandchange.org/.
#21: Log On: Another place to seek out volunteer opportunities is through http://www.volunteer.gov/.