[bksvol-discuss] Re: stepping back a bit from volunteering OT

  • From: Barbara Baker <barbarab65@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 5 Jan 2007 03:39:00 -0800 (PST)

Now that you have decided to do less validating for Bookshare, are you going to 
write the book from the e-mails from Bookshare?

Elizabeth and Burton <thoth93@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:  There are a great many 
areas in which person can volunteer. One is 
bookshare. But there are others. I want to give time to local issues in 
my community I think need some volunter time. These include putting time 
into getting decent lights and audible pedestrian signals on one of our 
main streets. Yet another person was hurt yesterday by being run into by a 

I may be too close to bookshare but I am increasingly concerned about the 
relationship between staff and volunteers. The end result seems to be 
confused volunteers, confused about a variety of things over what seems to 
me to be a long period. My being very active may simply annoy the 
bookshare staff at this point and serve no useful purpose. I will continue 
to work more slowly but will still volunteer. I care deeply about bookshare 
and the volunteer community we have created.


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