International Year of Volunteers
2001 was United Nation's International Year of Volunteers. The Families on the Road web site partnered with the RVing Volunteer, RV Hometown, and Jaimie Hall, a freelance writer specializing in working on the road topics, to spread awareness about volunteering on the road.
The project was called "Volunteers on Wheels", and the goal was to "Make a Difference in Communities Across the Nation." RVing volunteers traveled to where their help is needed most, and brought their own housing with them. As RVers, we could reach far beyond our local communities to help others, because all of America is our community! People, including families with children, that worked together to help others, found that they grew as individuals and strengthen their relationships with others.
Here is a bit more background about the individuals (all fulltime RVers) who worked with us on this project. Be sure to check them out, as there is a lot of good material about volunteering on wheels (along with other RV-related topics) already posted at these sites.
RV Hometown is maintained by Stephanie Bernhagen, who wrote the first (and only) book focusing on fulltiming from the perspective of the younger generation, which includes two chapters about fulltiming with children. You can find out more about her book, Take Back Your Life! Live Fulltime in an RV, along with other informative articles and links, at her web site.
Jaimie Hall, is a regular contributor to the Escapees magazine and Workamper News, and co-editor of the RV Lifestyle Newsletter. She is also writing book tentatively titled ABC's of Working on the Road.