[bksvol-discuss] Re: Why do you volunteer?

  • From: "Shelley L. Rhodes" <guidinggolden@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 25 Aug 2009 14:40:49 -0400

I love reading, helping out and doing something that I can do to help others.

Smile, that and I have a personal goal of number of books on the site from me, 
only against myself, smile.

  ----- Original Message ----- 
  From: Rogerbailey81@xxxxxxx 
  To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx 
  Sent: Tuesday, August 25, 2009 12:14 AM
  Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: Why do you volunteer?

  As for me, I like to read. Volunteering is a way to indulge myself in reading 
while at the same time accomplishing those things you excluded from 
consideration in an answer. Since it would be a lot easier to read without all 
the hassle of volunteering I think those other reasons can't be excluded 
though. also, to add to my earlier post, the more I learn about volunteering 
the more I learn about using a computer. I am now doing a lot of non Bookshare 
related things with my computer that I had been unable to teach myself to do 
before becoming a volunteer and that I learned to do right here.

                                                            "Can a nation be 
free if it oppresses other nations? It cannot." Vladimir Lenin     

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  8/25/2009 12:04:40 AM Eastern Daylight Time  
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  Let's forget about the obvious reasons why people volunteer for bookshare, 
the 2.5 credits and the fact that you are doing something to help others. Few
  of us are well off enough that we would turn down the $50 per year to remain 
a bookshare member, so the credits are somewhat important to us, but 2.5 credits
  is such a small sum, that it doesn't justify the effort it takes to do a good 
job. I think we all find satisfaction in helping others, but there are easier
  ways to improve the world we live in, ways that have nothing to do with 
section breaks, smart quotes, or a myriad of other anomalies of our trade.  

  So, besides those two reasons, what's your reason for volunteering? 

  My main reason for volunteering is that there's always a challenge waiting to 
grab me by the throat and it could be lurking, waiting to best me in the next
  battle of the checkout cue. So far, none have bested me, but I have cried 
uncle in a couple of instances and returned the book back to the checkout cue
  for someone else to take on. 

  Another reason I like to volunteer is that I love the teamwork between 
scanner and proofer. I love good teamwork and good teamwork can overcome the 
  of getting a book in shape for the collection. 

  So, those are a couple of my reasons for volunteering, what's your reasons? 

  Curious Bob    

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