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In2Books (ePals Foundation)
February 4, 2011

A few years ago, my husband had a kidney transplant and we moved from our home to a new city and state so that he could get the care he needed. I was going a little nuts being housebound with him, and I needed a place to use my energy and expertise as a librarian. However, I needed to do this work from home. In2Books came into my life as a result of a mention in a women's magazine. I've been volunteering ever since. The kids are great and the teachers are dedicated to the program. I have a wonderful time doing what I do best: communicating with kids about books. So, not only did I help these kids and teachers, but they helped me keep my sanity at a very rough time in my life. Thanks In2Books.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

3 years of corresponding with kids about their books

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

There was one year when the teacher was not organized and the whole program fell by the wayside. Perhaps the screening process should be more rigorous to make sure that teachers are committed.

More feedback

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

Work more closely with teachers to make sure they are committed to the program

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Kept me sane at a difficult time in my life

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

Like I'm making a difference for a child

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Mentor children as they read books.