Jennifer Armstrong

  • Speaker
  • 2013

Jennifer’s talk is about the agony and ecstasy of volunteering. Our current model of volunteerism gives everyone a trophy for showing up—“it’s the thought that counts.” Jennifer disagrees, arguing that actions matter more because social change is a strategic effort brought about by people doing stuff that actually matters. To contribute to changing the world, you need to be agitated enough by your experience as a volunteer to fundamentally question your impact and role.