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Hello all!

First my introduction ... I currently manage the volunteer program for an organization that teaches business and entrepreneurship to youth in low-income communities. We utilize volunteers in a variety of ways - so if this sounds like something you're all interested in, feel free to send me a message and I would be happy to elaborate.

I manage volunteer programs because I believe in volunteerism and service (corny I know) though I haven't been as active of late. I did a lot of community service learning, including various alternative spring break trips. I've been wanting to get more involved in the Boston community, but haven't found anything that has struck my fancy as of yet.

Ok, now a request :)

I'm also currently doing a Graduate Certificate program in Volunteer & Community Resource Management. One of our assignments is to interview a volunteer - I'd love to use one of my own volunteers, but I don't know if they would as honest as me as I would hope my "subject" would be.

So, if you volunteer somewhere regularly and wouldn't mind me asking you a few quick questions - let me know! It will just be used for classroom discussion, and possibly will provide insight for me as I continue to develop my organization's volunteer program.

Thanks!

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ionicaq
Sep. 3rd, 2008 06:14 pm (UTC)
I used to volunteer somewhere regularly, from 1998-2005, although it was in VA not MA. Anyway, if I can be of any service, let me know!
ttelracs
Sep. 3rd, 2008 11:12 pm (UTC)
The location doesn't matter as much (in fact I'm one of the only students taking the class NOT in TX - it's a TX University, but online class) ... but I think we need to talk to a current volunteer. Thanks for the offer though!
richips
Sep. 3rd, 2008 07:10 pm (UTC)
Sure.
ttelracs
Sep. 3rd, 2008 11:16 pm (UTC)
Fab - thank you! Perhaps the easiest way is via email? Here are the questions:

-Why do you volunteer?
-What is your volunteer job? (choose one volunteer position if you volunteer at more than one organization)
-What benefits or rewards do you receive?
-As a volunteer, what is your biggest criticism of the program or activity?
-What would make you stop volunteering?

Let me know if you have questions, or would rather chat via phone or over coffee. You can email me at lfs0029 @ unt . edu (no spaces of course).
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