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How You Can Help.
Getting Involved

There are all kinds of drug prevention programs in your community, and many communities have coalitions. There are a number of ways you can get involved. Getting started is as easy as asking yourself a few questions. Think about what you like to do and about how much time you can offer. Then simply contact one of the organizations listed on the right, and they'll work with you to find the perfect fit in your community.
What's in it for you?

While you work to better your own community, you'll get to know your neighbors and community leaders. You'll make new friends who have a wide range of interests, hobbies, occupations, and skills. However you choose to help—doing something you already enjoy, or trying something new—you'll have fun. You'll feel pretty good about yourself as you help others to succeed. Plus, you'll have the chance to teach the next generation and learn from them as well.


For more information about this site or public service advertising campaign, please contact info@youcanhelpkids.org. If you would like to get involved and help keep kids off drugs, please visit the organizations listed on the right.

For technical questions regarding this web site, please contact webmaster@youcanhelpkids.org.

If you would like to speak to somebody about volunteer opportunities in your state, or if you would like to receive a brochure containing the information on this web site, please call 1-877-KIDS 313.


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Here's Who to Contact.

These fine organizations can help you locate local volunteer opportunities in your community. You may work directly and indirectly with youth, or even start your own coalition if your community doesn't already have one.

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA)
A national organization of grassroots community anti-drug coalitions in 1,000 cities and communities nationwide. CADCA helps start, organize and maintain local partnerships of businesses, parents, volunteers, public and private sector agencies and organizations committed to reducing drug use among youth. CADCA can help you find a drug prevention coalition near you or help you start one.
1-800-54-CADCA / 703-706-0565 (fax)
http://www.cadca.org


Points of Light Foundation
The Points of Light Foundation and the National Network of Volunteer Centers throughout the country focus on engaging people more effectively in volunteer service to help solve serious social problems. By calling 1-800-VOLUNTEER or visiting the Foundation's web site, you can be connected to the closest Volunteer Centers to learn more about participating in volunteer opportunities.
1-800-VOLUNTEER
http://www.pointsoflight.org


AOL Foundation
Provides an online resource designed to help people find volunteer opportunities in their own communities and beyond.
http://www.helping.org

National Drug Prevention League (NDPL)
A consortium of over 25 national organizations and networks of drug prevention programs across the United States, many of which need volunteers. Their web site provides links to these organizations so you can locate volunteer opportunities near you.
http://www.NDPL.org

Prevention Through Service Alliance (PTSA)
A consortium of over 35 national civic organizations committed to assisting young people in learning the importance of volunteer service and avoiding involvement in illegal drugs. Their web site provides links to these organizations so you can locate volunteer opportunities near you.
http://www.ptsa.net

Youth Service America (YSA)
A resource center and alliance of 200+ organizations committed to increasing the quantity and quality of opportunities for young Americans to serve locally, nationally, or globally. By visiting their web site, people of all ages can enter their ZIP Code and find volunteer service opportunities in their community.
http://www.SERVEnet.org


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