Roles for the Volunteer, The Agency and Community: An Oral History Project
Publication Date: March 1980
Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America)
Author(s): Phoebe Sharaf
Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 56-3
Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive
Keywords: Jewish Organizations; Empowerment; Social Planning
Coverage: United States
The author discusses the success of her agency's volunteer program which collected oral histories from resettled Soviet Jewish immigrants, focusing on the effect of the project on the volunteers themselves, and on the agency. The author contends that creative and extensive use of volunteers for projects like this one have a profound impact on the volunteers, and create a talent pool which may be of great use to the agency later on, thus creating value far beyond the value of the specific project.
In Journal of Jewish Communal Service, v.56 no.3, Spring 1980.