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Reference attorney Jessica Jones co-wrote an article about microvolunteering, highlighting LLNE Books Behind Bars drive.
Oct 25, 2016
While many people in an organization may wish to volunteer to work on community service projects, the reality is that most people have busy lives and jobs that prevent them from being able to commit a lot time. In a large group, service project ideas can also become broad, endless goals that wind up directionless and sap volunteers of their original excitement to help out. One solution is to engage people in “micro-volunteering.” Reference attorney Jessica Pisano Jones co-wrote an article with fellow
Law Librarians of New England
members Nicole Dyszlewski and Joshua LaPorte that shows how the LLNE Service Committee tackled the two problems by assigning volunteers to complete short-term discrete tasks, and by doing so were able to have more people engaged in the Service Committee’s fall book drive.