Whether you are young or "not so young", there are many ways to give that are appropriate for you. Age is not the key factor when it comes to giving. Having a caring heart and willingness to make a positive difference are needed. I am confident this describes you or you would not be taking the time to read this ezine.
All ages are able to volunteer and there are some programs that specifically target juniors and seniors. The Points of Light Foundation has a special giving program for those that are over 50 years old. You can learn about their 50+ Volunteering Initiative at http://www.pointsoflight.org/programs/50plus/. Another special program at the Points of Light Foundation is targeted at elementary and middle school aged youth. You can check out the Kids Care Clubs at http://www.kidscare.org. If you don’t have one in your area consider starting one.
You don’t have to be an adult to motivate others to give. The article at http://www.everydaygiving.com/ezine/27JUL05.html describes some of the things Sondra Clark (now 15 years old) is doing on a daily basis to make a difference in this world. She is an inspiration! After reading the article, check out the books she has written at her website or at Amazon.com.