Change in a Day: Outcomes of the RGK Center's First "Service Jam"
In Fall 2014, master’s students from Dr. Sarah Jane Rehnborg's Mobilizing Communities and Engaging Volunteers class were responsible for planning and implementing a 12-hour online brainstorming session involving 200 pre-registered guests and approximately 100 participants. This event was sponsored by the OneStar Foundation and the RGK Center for Philanthropy and Community Service in partnership with the Texas Association of Volunteer Centers and United Way for Greater Austin. The theme of the event, known as a “service jam,” was short-term volunteer projects. In preparation for the online Service Jam each student attended an episodic or short-term volunteer service opportunity, also known as a day of service.
Service Jams provide opport