November 7, 2006 – Volunteer Job of the Week

November 7, 2006 – Volunteer Job of the Week
7 November 2006

“And so my fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you;
ask what you can do for your country.”
~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Welcome to another Volunteer Job of the Week. While so many of us will
be dutifully reporting to the polls today to vote for our elected
officials, we also know that we have the opportunity to change the world
in our own way – by volunteering our time, efforts and abilities to
organization that need it most.

One reader “dinged” us for including a non-paid opportunity with a
publication that accepts advertising dollars: The idea being if a
publication can accept advertising, it can afford to pay professional
writers. We agree. Looking ahead, we're aiming to include opportunities
for bona fide non-profits. Bear with us! We are still learning and

Speaking of growing, the good news is that our newsletter continues to
gain subscribers every week thanks to you! Our goal is to reach 100
subscribers by the end of November. We need your help. Please share this
edition of VJOTW with your friends and colleagues who have special
skills in public relations, marketing, events management, and other
talents related to all aspects of communications. We can't do without

Thanks again, and don't forget to vote today!

Heather and
In this issue:

*** One Paragraph Pitch

1.) Health Organization Volunteers and Internships (Remote and in San
2.) Special Events Volunteers (Round Rock, Texas)
3.) Public Relations and Development Assistant/ Intern (Providence, RI)
4.) Public Relations Committee Volunteers (Washington, D.C.)
5.) PR/Marketing Committee Volunteer (Orlando)
6.) Marketing and Publicity Interns (San Francisco)
7.) PR/Marketing/Events Outreach Committee Members (Milwaukee)
8.) PR, Fundraising and Outreach Positions (Illinois)
9.) Various Volunteer and Internship Positions (Saint Paul, Minn.)
10.) Marketing & Communications Intern (Nashville)
11.) Volunteer Communications & PR Positions (Rochester, NY)
12.) Public Relations Volunteer (Columbus, Georgia)
13.) Various Volunteer Opportunities (Washington, D.C. Metro Area)
14.) Public Relations Intern (Salem, Mass.)
*** Weekly Fun Report

Now onto this week's opportunities.

*** One Paragraph Pitch:

The Taproot Foundation

Nonprofits have the greatest potential for addressing our society's most
challenging social and environmental problems, but often lack the
operational resources to fulfill their potential. The Taproot Foundation
exists to close this gap and ensure all nonprofits have the
infrastructure they need to thrive.

Already the largest nonprofit consulting firm in the country, the
Taproot Foundation has developed a new model for leveraging the talents
of the business community to provide pro bono business services to
nonprofit organizations.

Every year, hundreds of nonprofit organizations rely on the Taproot
Foundation to provide millions of dollars worth of marketing, HR and IT
infrastructure that will better equip them to tackle our society's
toughest challenges.

Based in San Francisco with programs in Chicago, Boston and New York, we
are dedicated to scaling the organization to make an even greater impact
in the community.

The Taproot Foundation (Tapfound, Inc.) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit
organization (EIN 91-2162645). All donations made to the Taproot
Foundation are tax deductible.

*** And now without further ado.

1.) Health Organization Volunteers and Internships (Remote and in San

Child Family Health International (CFHI) is a global family of committed
professionals and students who work at the grassroots level to promote
the health of the world community. CFHI is now offering volunteer and
internships opportunities to work with our staff in San Francisco. All
positions are unpaid. Volunteer opportunities are ongoing

Remote or Virtual Opportunities include online research, graphic design,
and legal assistance
Please contact David by email or phone at 415-957-9000 if you are
interested in applying.
–   Intern Opportunities – Spring 2007
–   Public Relations & Marketing
–   Donor relations, public relations, general marketing and program
–   Design organizational materials for distribution
–   Contact local and national media outlets
–   Make phone calls on behalf of the organization
–   Assist with general administrative duties such as mailing and data
–   Some event planning

For more information, go to:

2.) Special Events Volunteers (Round Rock, Texas)
Interested in helping out at special events that benefit survivors of
domestic violence and sexual assault? The Williamson County Crisis
Center participates in a variety of special events throughout the year
and would love to have volunteers, just like you, be a part of them!
Volunteers help to plan, organize, set up, and work at various events
that seek to raise awareness of domestic violence and sexual assault in
the community. This is a great opportunity to use your creativity,
energy, and compassion to benefit a great cause! Volunteers must attend
a brief orientation and training provided by Williamson County Crisis
Center staff and agree to a criminal background check.
This opportunity is sponsored by: Williamson County Crisis Center Dba
Hope Alliance.
Contact Person: Pat Nehme, Director Of Volunteer Services, (512)
255-1212, (email this person)
Address: 211 Commerce Suite 103, Round Rock, TX 78664

3.) Public Relations and Development Assistant/ Intern      (Providence,

AIDS Care Ocean State (ACOS) is Rhode Island's largest provider of
services to those infected or affected by HIV and AIDS. The agency
provides a diverse group of resources to the entire state.  We are
interested in identifying individuals who possess a strong desire to
gain serious experience in their field of study before graduating
college and who will take advantage of this tremendous opportunity.

The Public Relations and Development Assistant/ Intern will be
responsible for producing and distributing media releases, as well as,
producing articles for both print and online publication for all agency
activities and events. He/she will be integrated in event planning
processes for all of our events. The individual will also be greatly
involved in writing and creating the agency newsletter. Also, the
individual will produce and archive all media related materials for the
agency. In addition, the individual will function as a member of the
development team and will assist with the creation and design of ads,
flyers and other direct mail pieces. Web site maintenance is also
required and we are willing to train.

Development Responsibilities:
–   Assist with the design of direct mail pieces, event invitations and
other notifications. Solicit bids from vendors for various projects.
–   Agency Newsletter- write or obtain pertinent articles and photographs
–   Design newsletter layout

Fundraising events:
–   Assist in the preparation of sponsorship materials
–   Assist in solicitation of sponsors as part of the development team
–   Work with members of the development team to ensure coverage at
meetings and events.

Web site Maintenance:
–   Update Web site with event notifications
–   Place stories to promote our services, employees, community benefits,
charitable opportunities and other items as directed.

Public Relations:
–   Attend community events as an agency representative
–   Assist in developing agency collaterals and the annual report
–   Prepare and maintain press packets
–   Gather information and write news releases and news stories as
–   Escort members of news media when on site
–   Catalog and archive media coverage of agency programs and events

Special considerations: This position is available to any college
student looking to gain experience in PR, event planning and
fundraising. Credit can be granted but we would gladly consider an
individual who is motivated to gain experience and is not enrolled in an
internship program at his/her school.

This position requires strong organizational and communication skills.
Computer skills are a must. Familiarity with Adobe, QuarkxPress,
Publisher and any other graphic and publishing programs are a plus.

Requirements: Flexible schedule. We can coordinate a schedule of working
from home, office hours and attending events that is mutually
beneficial. Must have a valid driver's license and be able to travel to
various locations around the state for events, as well as,
transportation to Providence for office hours. Position requires
excellent written, oral and communication skills. Some moderate physical
effort is required- standing, walking, and light lifting, etc. for event
preparation and as needed for carrying out the responsibilities of the

4.) Public Relations Committee Volunteers (Washington, D.C.)

DC Habitat for Humanity works to eliminate poverty housing and
homelessness in the nation's capital by building affordable, energy- and
resource-efficient homes for God's people in need. DC Habitat for
Humanity sells homes to families who are ineligible for conventional
financing. We offer no-profit, no-interest, 20- to 30-year mortgages for
our buyers. Prospective homeowners make a $500 down payment and
contribute 300 hours of “sweat equity”, which must be completed in one
year, toward construction of their own and other homes. Mortgage
payments on completed homes (typically $400 – $425 per month) are
reinvested in a revolving Fund for Humanity to finance further
construction and the acquisition of additional properties and building

The Public Relations Committee seeks to create a link between DC Habitat
and the general public, as well as the media, in the DC metropolitan
area. This is accomplished in a wide variety of ways-press releases,
booths at street festivals, creating publications such as the quarterly
newsletter, and general interactions with the public. Some of the more
unique projects we've taken on in the past include the design and
construction of a float each year for the Cherry Blossom Parade, and
setting up a Spanish-information line to get the message out to new
parts of the DC population.

The committee meets twice a month, but participation can be active and
in person, or virtual and through e-mail and individual work. We're
always looking for creative people who enjoy spreading the message about
DC Habitat!

Contact: Phone (202) 882-4600, E-mail:

5.) PR/Marketing Committee Volunteer (Orlando)

Public Relations

Habitat for Humanity Orlando is looking to form a Public
Relations/Marketing committee that will meet on a monthly basis at our
office in Orlando to handle the following areas: writing articles for
our newsletter which may include interviewing a company or family for
the story. Writing press releases when events or ceremonies arise and
send them our to media outlets in the Orlando Area. Come up with PR
strategies for Habitat – help us get the Habitat Brand out in the
community. Marketing qualities would be great as well – Advertising/PR
experience important.

Contact Person:
Jennifer Gallagher

Web Site:

6.) Marketing and Publicity Interns (San Francisco)
Conservation Value (CV) is a new not-for-profit, non-partisan
organization founded to increase public awareness of and access to
practical environmental solutions. Our mission is to promote the
benefits of sustainability by helping consumers, companies and
government agencies find opportunities to simultaneously benefit the
environment, save money and improve their health and quality of life. We
aim to debunk the myth that protecting the environment is harmful to the
economy and to foster its replacement by a positive vision of
sustainability as the smart path to becoming wealthier, healthier and
safer communities.
Conservation Value currently seeks several interns and volunteers to
join our team as we work to (1) complete the development and launch of a
new and unique online sustainability information clearinghouse and (2)
partner with the San Francisco Green Apple Music and Arts Festival to
develop their sustainability initiatives.
The ideal candidates for the below positions will be passionate about
sustainability, reliable and hard working, and will have a strong
interest in helping to achieve Conservation Value's mission.
Intern and volunteer positions are unpaid, but we are happy to work with
top candidates to secure donations, grants and fellowships to support
their work. Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions.
Interns and Volunteers will work with Conservation Value's executive
director and marketing team to:
Job Responsibilities:
. Write and assist with development and placement of marketing-related
web site content and media relations, press releases, PSAs, and other
media materials
. Assist with marketing, market research, planning, organization, and
management of events, publicity and merchandise sales. Assist in
conducting promotional activities for Conservation Value, including with
partner web sites
. Assist in forging grass roots cooperative marketing relationships
. Analysis and execution of various Search Engine Marketing initiatives
. Various market research initiatives
. Work on membership promotion strategies and ad creation under the
Conservation Value banner
. Help host Conservation Value's information tables at concerts,
conferences, and festivals
. Excellent written and oral communication skills, background in
marketing and/or communication
. Passion for sustainability a plus
. Ability to work independently; reliable, trustworthy, professional.
. Strong editing, computer and organizational skills needed.
. Proficiency in Web and MS Office applications – (e.g. Excel, Outlook,
Word, PowerPoint)
Salary: none (interns, volunteers w/fellowships, grants welcome; interns
eligible for academic credit). Hours: Flexible
Interested: candidates should email resume, cover letter, and references

7.) PR/Marketing/Events Outreach Committee Members (Milwaukee)
Our Board of Directors is responsible for the overall direction of the
Komen Milwaukee Affiliate. There are active committees within the Board
that welcome volunteers. An ongoing, year-round commitment is requested.
Education Committee: coordinates presentations and speakers bureau and
oversees dissemination of Komen educational materials
Grants Committee: administers grants program for the Affiliate
Marketing/Public Relations Committee: works to increase awareness of
Komen Milwaukee and its events, including the Race for the Cure(r), and
coordinates media contacts, advertising and PSAs as well as website
development and maintenance
Volunteer Committee: oversees the development and maintenance of the
volunteer database, recruitment, communications, placement and training
Special Events:
*Komen Milwaukee Race for the Cure(r): This is our signature fundraising
event. Planning for the next year's Race will begin upon the conclusion
of this year's event. Volunteer opportunities are many and varied.
Literally hundreds of volunteers are needed to make the Race a reality.
All levels of volunteer time and commitment are appreciated.
Committee Chairs plan and implement components of the Race. Chairs
attend Race Committee meetings as needed. Key Race committee Chairs
include Marketing/Public Relations, Operations, Planning & Finance, Race
Course, Sponsors, Survivors, and Volunteers.
Committee Members carry out the goals and objectives of the committee
and attend meetings of their committee as needed.
*Bowl for the Cure(r): This is a year-round fund-raising and breast
cancer awareness initiative by the United States Bowling Congress in
partnership with the Komen Foundation. Planning Committee members work
with the USBC to ensure that the event is a success.
*BMW Ultimate Drive(r)
BMW has sponsored a nationwide program to raise funds for breast cancer
research and programs as well as increase awareness of the importance of
early detection. The program features two cross-country caravans of
specially marked BMW cars that take the Komen message to the streets of
America. Guests are invited to test drive the vehicles to raise money
for the Komen Foundation at BMW retail centers across the nation. For
each mile driven, BMW contributes $1 to the Foundation. Event Chair
works with the Komen Foundation, local BMW dealership and the Milwaukee
Affiliate to facilitate this event.
*Other Events: The Komen Milwaukee Affiliate participates in other
events and will be developing more. Volunteers are needed, so please let
us know if you're interested in helping.
How to Volunteer: Email or call the Komen
Milwaukee Race for the Cure(r) at 414-805-2900. Please provide your
name, address and phone number and our Volunteer Chair will contact you.

8.) PR, Fundraising and Outreach Positions (Illinois)
The Greater Illinois Chapter is comprised of all the Illinoisans who
have chosen to fight MS and the work that they do through the National
Multiple Sclerosis Society.  Volunteers, staff, healthcare workers,
researchers, donors, advocates, and partners together represent the
Greater Illinois Chapter, and all the many ways it's possible to join
the fight against multiple sclerosis.  The National Multiple Sclerosis
Society is the only voluntary health organization dedicated to the
prevention, treatment, alleviation, and cure of MS.  Not only that, but
we are the only voluntary organization that meets the standards of all
major agencies that rate non-profit groups
Healthcare, graphic design, communications & public relations, sales &
marketing, accounting, human resources, law, and event planning are just
some of the areas of expertise that can enhance our the Chapter's fight
against MS. To find out in which areas we can put your talents to work,
please download and submit a volunteer interest form.

9.) Various Volunteer and Internship Positions (Saint Paul, Minn.)
The Charities Review Council is dedicated to empowering the public to
make informed decisions about their charitable giving. By providing
information, tools and resources to the giving public, the Council helps
encourage greater confidence in giving and fosters public trust in
charitable organizations.

Current Volunteer Opportunities:
*Web Site Maintenance: Assist with various updates of the Council's
website. Write for the web, make page updates, etc.
* Special Events Assistant (Spring): Assist with implementing an annual
forum for Council constituents in June of 2007. Develop invitations,
track RSVP's, circulate press material, follow timeline of tasks.
*Professional Advisory Committee Member: Share your expertise with
Council staff as they provide assistance to other nonprofit
organizations on issues of nonprofit accountability, fund development
and governance.
*Fund Development Intern: Learn about the fund development process.
Assist  in tailoring grant proposals to appropriate funders, research
foundations, track reporting requirements, and process individual gifts.
Now accepting applications for Spring and Summer 2007.
*Marketing Communications Intern:  Learn about nonprofit administration
and enhance your marketing resume. Write and edit e-newsletter and
newsletter articles on philanthropy and informed giving, and implement
other parts of the organizational marketing plan. Now accepting
applications for Fall 2006 and Spring/Summer 2007 positions.
*Accountability Program Intern:  Assist with the Council's reviews of
charities using the Accountability Wizard. Gain hands-on nonprofit
experience, acquire new skills, and learn about the importance of being
transparent and accountable in the nonprofit sector. Now accepting
applications for Fall 2006 and Spring/Summer 2007 positions.
*Newsletter Editor: Research current trends in nonprofit operations and
accountability. Write articles for printed and electronic newsletters.
The following committees are committees of the Board of Directors of the
Council. Openings for these committees are determined by the Board.
*Marketing/Product: Be a part of the Council's on-going marketing
efforts. Participate in regular committee meetings. Provide advice,
complete marketing projects.
*Financial Capacity: Assist with the development of the Council's annual
fund development plan. Provide advice, set goals and tone. Complete
projects as available.
*Board Development: Help the Council's board work more effectively. Meet
approximately 4 times per year to evaluate the effectiveness of the
Council's board. Provide advice, develop evaluation tools, etc.
Volunteer Application: Let us know if you're interested in volunteering.
We'll contact you with more information and an application. Phone:
651/224-7030 or 800/733-GIVE

10.) Marketing & Communications Intern (Nashville)
Within its 55 acres, Cheekwood Botanical Gardens and Museum of Art is a
complex institution rich with history, beautiful gardens and fine art. 
The Botanical Garden showcases fine horticultural collections, acclaimed
for their diversity and quality.  The Museum of Art presents American
and European art and is recognized as a center for contemporary art in
the Southeast.  These collections reside in one of the grandest estates
in Nashville, the former Cheek residence.  Named to the National
Register of Historic Places, the mansion and the original boxwood
gardens are an amazing work of architecture and design and the ideal
setting for the gardens and art museum.
The Marketing and Communications Intern works directly with our
Marketing Manager to expand Cheekwood's audiences by incorporating the
website and e-marketing, creating direct-mail pieces and fliers, and
distributing brochures.  Interns will assist the Marketing Manager with
duties such as press releases and clippings, visitor research, community
outreach invitations and newsletters. Cheekwood is also in the process
of creating an updated website.  This position will be integral in the
launch of the website, an exciting opportunity to be involved from the
ground up!
Requirements:  Self-motivated with professional manner and should work
well in a fast-paced environment; Must be able to juggle multiple
projects; Have excellent written and verbal communication skills;
Comfortable in diverse settings and diverse communities;
Graphic Design skills preferred but not necessary.
This unpaid position is a 3-month or 6-month commitment depending on
applicant's goals and experience. Suggested: January-March 2007.
For more information, please email your resume and cover letter to

11.) Volunteer Communications & PR Positions (Rochester, NY)
The Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester is the local arts
agency for the Rochester, New York metropolitan region. It is our
mission to develop, promote and strengthen the cultural industry for the
benefit of the people of the Rochester region. The Arts Council directly
serves the cultural community– artists and cultural

Volunteer Communications & PR Job Description (Part-time, 10-15 hours
per week):
–   Proofreads copy for publication to detect errors in spelling,
punctuation, and syntax
–   Verifies facts and dates using standard reference sources
–   Initiate or reply to correspondence regarding material published or
being considered for publication
–   Perform mail merges and mail letters
–   Research and compile information on various artists and arts
–   Maintain newspaper clip file on member organizations/individuals
–   Plan special events
–   Send out press releases
–   Assist with other communications projects as needed

Must possess writing skills to compose letters, memos and other
miscellaneous correspondence. Must possess proofreading skills and have
knowledge of grammar and punctuation. Must possess knowledge of
spreadsheet software. Computer literate. Interest in Communications and
the arts.

Contact: Carolyn Reynolds, Communications & Special Events Manager,
Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester, 277 N. Goodman Street
Rochester, NY 14607
Phone: (585)473-4000, ext. 206; fax: (585)473-4051

12.) Public Relations Volunteer (Columbus, Georgia)

The American Red Cross is a humanitarian organization led by its
volunteers. Volunteers play a vital role in fulfilling the Red Cross
mission of preparedness, prevention, and response to emergencies.
American Red Cross of Southern Maryland volunteers make it possible for
us to service 3 counties in the area of Health & Safety and Response &
Emergency Communication. They provide administrative support for our
headquarters' building in La Plata and our community facilities located
in Prince Frederick, Leonardtown, and NAS Pax River. In addition to
these primary roles, our dedicated volunteers participate in special
events that help the Chapter raise funds, provide community awareness,
and promote safety!
The goal of the Volunteer Resources Department is to match a volunteer
with the position closest to his/her skills and interest.
The following are areas of support where you can volunteer for American
Red Cross of Southern Maryland:
*Financial Development Volunteers – assist in raising funds for the
Chapter by coordinating Chapter-sponsored fundraising events and
representing the Chapter at events. They may also be members of a donor
relations correspondence team.
*General Support Volunteers – assist the Chapter with daily
administrative needs such as IT support, receptionist, data entry,
filing, and customer service. Volunteers in this area may also make
themselves available for episodic chapter needs such as greeters,
mascot/handlers, drill participants, community response center, and
other areas of support.
*Marketing & Communications Volunteers – assist the Chapter in promoting
our service by utilizing skills in media relations, marketing, public
affairs, photography, graphic design and writing.
*Response & Emergency Communications – disaster volunteers who provide
on-site customer service during a disaster. They assist clients with
their basic, immediate emergency needs, provide food at large incidents,
and offer mental health and health services. They also provide evening
and weekend support for emergency calls. Disaster Action Team Members
provide emergency assistance and comfort to disaster victims, survey
homes for damage and losses, participate in drills, and much more.
More information:

13.) Various Volunteer Opportunities (Washington, D.C. Metro Area)
The Potomac Conservancy conducts a comprehensive land protection
program; develops and implements a variety of land and water restoration
projects; provides counseling and other conservation support services
for more than 70 other land trusts across four states and the District
of Columbia; provides meaningful, hands-on volunteer and education
programs for adults and young people to foster a stewardship ethic; and
partners with other land trusts, conservation organizations, and local,
state, and federal agencies to more efficiently and expeditiously
achieve land protection and restoration goals.
There are myriad ways in which you can lend your support to the Potomac
Conservancy. If you don't see a position listed below where you could
put your special skills or experience to use, let us know and we can
discuss other opportunities. To volunteer your time and expertise please
complete our on-line volunteer form, or for more information contact
Angela Preston, office manager, by email or by phone (301.608.1188
Do you have a talent or skill that you would like to share with people?
Lead an activity at our River Center at Lockhouse 8! Lead a naturalist
walk, teach a wood carving class, or give a banjo lesson. Let us know
how you can help!
The River Center at Lockhouse 8 offers visitors a new understanding of
the Potomac River, its connection to the Chesapeake Bay, and what they
can do to protect these special resources.
Contact: Heather Montgomery, Conservation Program Assistant,
The Potomac Watershed Partnership and the Potomac Conservancy are
looking for Growing Native Ambassadors. Volunteers will set up displays
at community fairs and give short presentations about Growing Native to
schools, organizations, and other groups. They will also help identify
seed collection sites throughout the watershed. Training and materials
will be provided. Help us Get Nuts for Clean Water!
Contact: Colleen Langan,
*PHOTOGRAPHERS & VIDEOGRAPHERS: Volunteer your skills to help the
Potomac Conservancy tell its story! The Conservancy is seeking
experienced or advanced amateur photographers and videographers to help
document our hands-on community projects, ranging from tree plantings to
river cleanups to bird hikes. Individuals experienced with video editing
also needed. Photos and videos will be used for outreach and educational
To permanently protect our Potomac River we need to be advocates who
speak out for the natural, scenic, recreational and historical qualities
of this magnificent resource. Become an outreach volunteer by
representing the Potomac Conservancy at community fairs, neighborhood
meetings, and other events. Opportunities in the metro-DC area and in
Winchester, Virginia. Training and materials provided.
DC Contact: Angela Preston, Winchester Contact:
Kelly McDaniel,
14.) Public Relations Intern (Salem, Mass.)
Organization: The Peabody Essex Museum
The public relations department is looking for an enthusiastic intern
for the Spring 2007 semester. Gain valuable experience working for one
of the nation's top museums. Part-time, 20 hours a week, may qualify for
Responsibilities: The PR intern will have a broad range of
responsibilities including: maintaining an extensive database; preparing
packets of PEM's media coverage; distributing press releases and images
for the museum's exhibitions; assisting with press receptions and
previews; writing media alerts for select museum events; maintaining
records and files of media coverage; and assisting the PR Associate with
general inquiries and requests.
Qualifications: Candidate should have demonstrated computer skills;
strong communication skills; good attention to detail; ability to work
independently as needed; interest in public relations or related fields
a plus; some college preferred.
Send resumes by December 15 to Colette Randall.

*** Weekly Fun Report:
Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League Seeks Volunteers
The Mid-Atlantic Great Dane Rescue League, Inc. (MAGDRL) is actively
seeking volunteers to assist us in our ongoing mission to find loving
and permanent homes for our orphans. One of the best ways for volunteers
to start getting involved is by attending scheduled Meet and Greet
events with other volunteers. The Meet and Greet provides the new
volunteer with an opportunity to see how other veteran MAGDRL volunteers
interact with the general public while educating them about the
realities of Dane rescue and ownership.
Volunteers can help MAGDRL in many ways. Above all, the volunteer should
feel comfortable in whatever task (or tasks) he or she volunteers for.
MAGDRL actively seeks to educate people who either considering adopting
a Dane; already own a Dane, or may be seeking a Dane from a source other
than MAGDRL. By educating this target audience, we can hopefully reduce
the growing number of Dane orphans. Many people are initially intrigued
by the concept of owning a majestic dog such as a Great Dane, but fail
to fully consider factors such as the cost of dog food and necessary
veterinary care. The owner must also be willing to devote a certain
amount of quality time in order to satisfy the Danes need to strongly
bond with people. The relatively short life span of the breed is another
factor often overlooked by first time Dane owners. Dane ownership is not
for everyone
Regardless of location, we strongly encourage anyone who loves Danes as
much as we do to join our organization as a volunteer. In whatever
capacity you volunteer, you can rest assured your contribution will make
a difference in the life of these often abandoned or abused gentle
Call (703) 644-8009 to request an application or go to our website at:

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