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Vision Volunteering

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In 1983, Jane Mallory Park wrote one of the early books on volunteerism: Meaning Well Is Not Enough: Perspectives on Volunteering.  In this book, Park discusses the legacy of volunteering that shaped what volunteers were doing in 1983, provided some solid, practical management advice, and looked to the possible future of the field. 

In this Voices from the Past, we’ll excerpt sections from one of Park’s chapters, “Vision Volunteering.” Here, Park proposes “What if?” scenarios and speculates about such intriguing concepts as “promoting volunteer liberation” and “appealing to enlightened self-interest.”