Archive for the ‘Featured Volunteer’ Category

May’s Volunteer of the Month: Bev

Written on May 6, 2016 at 1:30 am, by Michelle Dillon

Meet our Volunteer of the Month: Bev!

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March’s Volunteer of the Month: Catherine

Written on March 11, 2016 at 4:05 am, by Michelle Dillon

Read an interview with our Volunteer of the Month for March, Catherine: “It’s always heartbreaking to get a letter from someone in solitary. Even being fairly introverted, I can’t imagine being completely alone for 23 hours a day. “

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Volunteer of the Month: Peter

Written on December 18, 2015 at 4:20 am, by Michelle Dillon

“The greatest satisfaction is filling a request that you feel could be life changing, where an inmate is looking for a book that can start them on a new career or help them heal.”

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September’s Volunteer of the Month: Curtis

Written on September 4, 2015 at 3:21 am, by Michelle Dillon

Curtis has been volunteering with Books to Prisoners since March. He enjoys finding books to donate and, in his spare time, photographing the city. Read more in our profile of our Volunteer of the Month!

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May’s Volunteer of the Month: Toby

Written on April 21, 2015 at 11:42 pm, by Michelle Dillon

Meet our Volunteer of the Month for May, Toby: “A really new experience for me was reading personal letters from prisoners across the nation, and getting brief hints of their personality, goals, desires, and hardships through their words.”

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February’s Volunteer of the Month: Sam

Written on February 4, 2015 at 1:25 am, by Michelle Dillon

Meet Sam, our volunteer of the month for February: “It could be any one of us writing in there.”

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December’s Volunteer of the Month: Maria

Written on December 3, 2014 at 5:05 am, by Michelle Dillon

Meet our Volunteer of the Month for December, Maria: “The most rewarding experience so far has been knowing that I am helping people who want to learn and improve themselves while they are in prison.”

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Marissa, volunteer of the month

Written on August 8, 2014 at 3:59 am, by btpcarla

A library page by day, an intrepid volunteer by night: meet August’s Volunteer of the Month.

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Pat, a "retired lady"

Written on June 28, 2013 at 2:49 am, by btpcarla

“I think it’s a wonderful place to have a direct impact on somebody out there that has expressed a need and you are actively fulfilling a need.”

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Written on October 9, 2012 at 4:01 am, by btpcarla

“One of the reasons I work with people who battle addiction and mental health issues is that I believe people are capable of changing, and that providing books supports people in changing their perspectives and caters to the imagination.”

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