The Volunteer Book
Score: 4
From 17 Ratings

The Volunteer


  • Author : Jack Fairweather
  • Publisher : Custom House
  • Release Date : 2020-06-23
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN 10 : 0062561537
  • Total Read : 96
  • File Size : 18,5 Mb

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"Superbly written and breathtakingly researched, The Volunteer smuggles us into Auschwitz and shows us--as if watching a movie--the story of a Polish agent who infiltrated the infamous camp, organized a rebellion, and then snuck back out. We are squarely confronted with the other human truth: ordinary people will happily risk their lives to help others. Fairweather has dug up a story of incalculable value and delivered it to us in the most compelling prose I have read in a long time." --Sebastian Junger, bestselling author of The Perfect Storm and Tribe The incredible true story of a Polish resistance fighter's infiltration of Auschwitz to sabotage the camp from within, and his death-defying attempt to warn the Allies about the Nazis' plans for a "Final Solution" before it was too late. To uncover the fate of the thousands being interred at a mysterious Nazi camp on the border of the Reich, a thirty-nine-year-old Polish resistance fighter named Witold Pilecki volunteered for an audacious mission: assume a fake identity, intentionally get captured and sent to the new camp, and then report back to the underground on what had happened to his compatriots there. But gathering information was not his only task: he was to execute an attack from inside--where the Germans would least expect it. The name of the camp was Auschwitz. Over the next two and half years, Pilecki forged an underground army within Auschwitz that sabotaged facilities, assassinated Nazi informants and officers, and gathered evidence of terrifying abuse and mass murder. But as he pieced together the horrifying truth that the camp was to become the epicenter of Nazi plans to exterminate Europe's Jews, Pilecki realized he would have to risk his men, his life, and his family to warn the West before all was lost. To do so, meant attempting the impossible--an escape from Auschwitz itself. Completely erased from the historical record by Poland's post-war Communist government, Pilecki remains almost unknown to

Chicken Soup for the Volunteer s Soul Book
Score: 5
From 3 Ratings

Chicken Soup for the Volunteer s Soul


  • Author : Jack Canfield
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-09-18
  • Genre: Self-Help
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN 10 : 9781453280454
  • Total Read : 62
  • File Size : 13,5 Mb

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Chicken Soup for the Volunteer s Soul Summary:

Deep within each one of us lies the ability to step up and care for those in need, even though we often feel overwhelmed by a complex world. In fact, more than 200 million people throughout the world offer their time and love to volunteering.

Volunteer Administration Book

Volunteer Administration


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1974
  • Genre: Associations, institutions, etc
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : PSU:000069844058
  • Total Read : 90
  • File Size : 15,6 Mb

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The Volunteer Leader Book

The Volunteer Leader


  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1976
  • Genre: Volunteer workers in hospitals
  • Pages : 322
  • ISBN 10 : UCAL:B3844110
  • Total Read : 68
  • File Size : 9,6 Mb

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Managing Volunteers in Tourism Book

Managing Volunteers in Tourism


  • Author : Kirsten Holmes
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2012-05-16
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136437557
  • Total Read : 66
  • File Size : 15,5 Mb

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Managing Volunteers in Tourism Summary:

Recent years have seen an explosion in research on tourism volunteering. Volunteers are an essential part of tourism, whether they are volunteering in their local museum, at a sporting mega-event, as an airport ambassador, or travelling the global as a volunteer tourist. Managing Volunteers in Tourism reviews the latest research to highlight the key management issues and relate them to the tourism volunteering context. It includes previously under-researched forms of tourism volunteering such as meet-and-greeters, surf life-savers, conservation, festival, and information centre volunteers and volunTourists. The book develops through three distinct sections, the first of which begins by introducing the concept of volunteering and considering the variety of volunteer forms and settings within tourism. The next part picks up the organisational approach and examines volunteer program design and planning, volunteer motivation, recruitment and selection, training and development, reward and retention, and diversity management. The final part consists of ten case studies from leading international researchers and practitioners identifying best practice and key management challenges. Real-life examples and case studies throughout this book provide an in-depth examination of the challenges facing those managing tourism volunteers, making this book indispensible for current and future managers in the tourism industry.

Volunteer Manual Book

Volunteer Manual


  • Author : Southern Indiana Health Systems Agency
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1979
  • Genre: Health planning
  • Pages : 104
  • ISBN 10 : IND:30000116376173
  • Total Read : 90
  • File Size : 16,8 Mb

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Museum Volunteers Book

Museum Volunteers


  • Author : Sinclair Goodlad
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2005-08-08
  • Genre: Business & Economics
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134674558
  • Total Read : 64
  • File Size : 7,7 Mb

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Museum Volunteers Summary:

Museum Volunteers is a practical handbook on the use of volunteers as interpreters within museums. Drawing on key examples of outstanding practice from the UK and North America, this book forms a unique resource on volunteerism. This book: * reviews research on the changing priorities of museums * examines a form of volunteering that has provided benefits to all participants in an activity similar to museum interpretation - student tutoring * describes and analyses the strengths of five exceptional volunteer programmes in Canada and the USA * reports the finding of five volunteer programmes set up and managed by the authors in the Science Museum, London * examines the development process of the pilot studies and the consequent establishment of a permanent volunteer programme in the Science Museum, London * discusses the mutual benefits that volunteer programmes can bring to museums and volunteers * offers suggestions on the practical day-to-day management and administration of volunteers. This book is essential reading for anyone involved with the management and administration of a museum, or, is thinking of offering their services to a museum as a volunteer.

Perspectives on Volunteering Book

Perspectives on Volunteering


  • Author : Jacqueline Butcher
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2016-08-10
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 280
  • ISBN 10 : 9783319398990
  • Total Read : 96
  • File Size : 8,6 Mb

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‚ÄčThis volume overlooks the distinct expressions and awareness of volunteering in the lived reality of people from different regions of the world. By casting the net widely this book not only expands the geographic reach of experiences, models and case studies but also transcends the conventional focus on formal volunteering. It highlights institutional forms of volunteering specific to developing nations and also describes volunteering that is more loosely institutionalized, informal, and a part of solidarity and collective spirit. As a result this book provides a different look at the values, meaning, acts and expressions of volunteering. The chapters in this book consist of essays and case studies that present recent academic research, thinking and practice on volunteering. Working from the premise that volunteering is universal this collection draws on experiences from Latin America, Africa including Egypt, and Asia. This book focuses on developing countries and countries in transition in order to provide a fresh set of experiences and perspectives on volunteering. While developing countries and countries in transition are in the spotlight for this volume, the developed country experience is not ignored. Rather the essays use it as a critical reference point for comparisons, allowing points of convergence, disconnect and intersection to emerge.