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As many of you know, for the past several years we’ve been answering community-related questions through the Ask an Advisor feature of the Community Tool Box (http://ctb.ku.edu). Ask an Advisor continues to be to be a unique community-building service offered by community psychologists for community workers everywhere.
We’re now recruiting for colleagues who might like to serve as Advisors in 2015. Some of you have already served in the past, with our great appreciation, and you can definitely serve again. For those who have not, and who might be interested, here’s a brief recap of how Ask an Advisor works:
Volunteer advisors serve for a three-month period. Their maximum commitment during that time is three hours a week, though that frequently turns out to be less in practice. During their rotation, advisors respond to questions about community work, broadly defined, that are sent in by Tool Box users from around the world.
Some further details, as well as a link to some recent questions and Advisor responses, can be found at http://ctb.ku.edu/en/ask-advisor.
Advisors need not respond to all questions, in particular those that fall outside of our stated limitations (for example, we aren’t able to answer questions about legal issues, specific grant sources, or those calling for detailed research). Those questions that are answered are relayed back to the questioner, and also posted on the Tool Box web site (without identifiers) so that other users can benefit.
We are very grateful to those who have taken the time to serve, and we want to make an Advisor’s experience as enjoyable and fulfilling as we can. To help do so, we provide a set of easy-to-follow Guidelines for Responders, as well as both technical and content support as needed.
Given this, might you be interested in serving as an Advisor during some point in 2015? If so, please do let me know. Your own questions are surely welcome as well.
Many thanks for your consideration; we look forward to some of you being in touch.