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Pygmalion in a Social Agency: Training Volunteers to Function as Social Workers in a Family Service Agency
In the face of a lack of available graduates of Masters of Social Work programs and a pressing need for additional workers, the executive director of Jewish Family Service in Camden, NJ recruited and trained three volunteers. These volunteers worked as part-time professionals without salaries and contributed significantly to the agency despite their lack of formal training. The author recommends the spread of such programs and the permanent establishment of the role of "Professional Volunteer," which can benefit both the volunteers and social work agencies around the country.
Name of Publication: Journal of Jewish Communal Service
Editor: Sherman, Sanford N.
Volume/Issue: Vol. 48/No. 3
Page Number(s): 266-274
Genre: Conference Presentation
Coverage: Camden, New Jersey
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Siegal, Seymour. Pygmalion in a Social Agency: Training Volunteers to Function as Social Workers in a Family Service Agency. Journal of Jewish Communal Service. Jewish Communal Service Association of North America (JCSA),National Conference of Jewish Communal Service. Spring 1972: 266-274. http://www.bjpa.org/Publications/details.cfm?PublicationID=4507
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