One of James River Writers’ busier volunteer members, Jennifer Drummond, took some time to ask other active members about their volunteer and reading/writing experiences. Here are their responses.
When did you become a volunteer at JRW and how many hours per week or month will you be volunteering?
Janet Woolridge: I am a new volunteer! I just took over co-editing GYWO from you! I am also doing the Literary Events Calendar since Cathy (Allen) moved on, too. I think Sheila said the time estimate was about 20 hrs. a month.
Cathy Short: I recently became a volunteer and will be working as a greeter at the Writing Shows.
Kellie Larsen Murphy
Kellie Larsen Murphy: I just recently became a volunteer in the last several weeks. My volunteering assignments currently are to recap the next Writing Show and do some editing/proofreading when necessary. I would say it’s only about 5-10 hours per month.
Erin Cundiff: I attended my first JRW conference in 2005 and began volunteering by collecting items for the totebags for the 2006 conference. In January 2007, I was hired as a staff member of JRW serving as bookkeeper and conference registrar, assisting Anne Westrick with various JRW tasks and managing the ever-growing spreadsheet of JRW members. As bookkeeper from 2007-2013, I had the privilege of working with and learning from writers serving as treasurer on JRW’s board, including Phaedra Hise, Gigi Amateau, Shawna Christos, and Lee Gimpel. (more…)