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ERIC Number: EJ872219
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0146-3934
Needs Assessment of Volunteers in a Non-Profit Organization in Taiwan
Chen, Yin-Che; Lin, Chen-Cheng
College Student Journal, v43 n1 p105-113 Mar 2009
The idea of helping people by the medium of telephone was inspired by Rev. Alan Walker, Superintendent of the Central Methodist Mission in Sydney since 1958. Having made several radio and TV appearances, Rev. Walker found himself being called by people facing difficulties and personal crises. He did not have the time or the energy to give them the attention they demanded and deserved. Thus, Rev. Walker conceived of the idea of inviting the lonely and troubled to call a telephone number where selected and trained volunteers could offer a "listening ear" and allow the callers a place to have their voices heard. (Contains 1 table and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Taiwan