January 16, 2007 – Volunteer Job of the Week


January 16, 2007 – Volunteer Job of the Week

“Think globally, act locally.”  — René Jules Dubos (1901 -1982)

Welcome to another week of VJOTW!

Did you know that the online auctioneer eBay (www.ebay.com) makes it
possible to sell items via the website and give the profits directly to
a designated charity? According to the eBay website, the eBay Giving
Works program is “an innovative program designed to put the power of the
eBay Marketplace to work for nonprofit organizations.”

“eBay Giving Works is the dedicated program for charity listings on
eBay, enabling you to list items on eBay and donate part or all of the
final sale price to your favorite nonprofit organizations…Since 2000,
more than $81 million has been raised for charity from listings sold on
eBay worldwide.”

Sounds like a great way to clean out your attic/basement/closet and help
a nonprofit in need at the same time! For more information, go to: http://givingworks.ebay.com/

Happy Volunteering!

Heather and RachelVJOTWnews@gmail.com

In this issue:

*** One Paragraph Pitch
***This week's opportunities
1.) Website Design, Develop Africa (Virtual opportunity)
2.) Fundraising Help & Website Marketing, Philippine Children's
Foundation (Virtual Opportunity)
3.) Events, PR, and Marketing, One Brick (Chicago, NYC, DC, San
Francisco)
4.)Various Opportunities, Friends of the Dunes (Manila, Calif.)
5.)Committee Member, Special Events, Public Policy, Alzheimer's
Association of Minnesota-North Dakota (Various Locations)
6.) Special Events and Various, The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes
(Cleveland)
7.) Grant Writer and PR Manager, N.A.C.A.P. (Virtual and Cherry Hill,
NJ)
8.) Various Fundraising, Events and PR Positions, Garden of Peace
(Boston)
9.) Media/Intern, LifeWise Community Projects, Inc. (New Hampshire)
10.) Publicity and Web Development, Streetcats Foundation (Various
Cities across U.S.) 
11.) PR Committee Member, Houston Area Doberman Rescue (Houston)
12.) Various Opportunities, The Future of Music Coalition (Virtual
Opportunity and Events in Various Locations)
13.) PR, Speaking and Graphic Design, American Red Cross (Madison, NJ)
14.) Summer PR, Marketing, Events and Development Internships, The
Science Museum, (Richmond, Va.)
*** Weekly Fun Report

Now, on with the opportunities…

*** One Paragraph Pitch:
The Humane Society of Central Illinois (http://www.hscipets.org) has
many wonderful volunteer programs. Our volunteers are helping the
animals in many different ways, and we always need people to join this
special group.  To get started, register to attend a Volunteer
Orientation session.

Committees: There are several committees that need volunteers. The
Events / Public Relations committee meets the third Monday of each month
at 6:30 pm at the Pet Adoption Center and is always in need of people to
plan, publicize, chair, and staff events. The Education committee needs
assistance with conducting presentations to various groups. To assist
with a committee, please call the Pet Adoption Center and the committee
chairperson will be notified.

Event / Public Relations Committee:
Plan and organize projects
Publicize upcoming events
Donate craft work
Donate baked goods
Sit at the booth at the fair and other events
Help set up booths
Write letters / Calls

To get started, register to attend a Volunteer Orientation session. See
the Calendar of Events on http://www.hscipets.org/calendar.htm for
upcoming dates and times when orientations are scheduled. Please contact
HSCI at (309) 451-1000 to sign up.

***Up next, today's listings.

1.) Website Design, Develop Africa (Virtual opportunity)
Develop Africa needs help from web designers or those skilled in website
development on our website's design, ranging from simple updates to
elaborate design and customizations. In the spirit of continuous
improvement, we would like to develop and maintain a web site that is
cutting-edge and accessible by all. We are a non-profit organization
founded with the aim of facilitating meaningful and sustainable
development in Africa. 

We have two volunteer opportunities: One, development work and updates
on Develop Africa's main website and subsidiary websites. Two,
development work and updates on websites of organizations that are under
Develop Africa's umbrella or have partnered with Develop Africa. We are
in continual touch with many non-profits that do not have a web presence
or do not have the skills to update or maintain their own web pages.
Develop Africa has decided to support their work by providing this
service free to them.  
Dates/Costs:  Flexible dates available. Duration: 2 to 30 days

Skills Needed/Experience: Volunteers with experience in web page design;
image and graphics skills a plus; HTML and PHP also a plus.
 
Detailed Location Information: This is not location-specific, so
volunteers from every location are welcome. Hours are flexible, based on
the need and your schedule. You are welcome to volunteer for as few or
many hours as is convenient for you.  

For more details, go to: http://www.universalgiving.org/volunteer/create_a_website_and_help_rais/id3136.do#oppDetails

 
2.) Fundraising Help & Website Marketing, Philippine Children's
Foundation (Virtual Opportunity)
The Philippine Children's Foundation is a nonprofit charitable
organization (501(c)(3). Our mission is to bring relief to the
poverty-stricken children in the Philippines by providing food,
education, and addressing needs that improve children's lives. 
 
Philippine Children's Foundation is seeking Creative Fund Raisers to
help increase our donations. We need help with the marketing of our
website, or with help getting grants that come from other non-profits
organizations (churches, charities).  

Philippine Children's Foundation appeals to any one who would like to
lend us a hand to raise funds for our cause. With the year ending, we
would like to raise dollars in order to give Children a Christmas by
providing essential needs to Philippine Children.  

Skills: Volunteers would only need to be able to help us promote our
cause thru friends and family by sending people to our website or by
creative marketing techniques. We just need people who have time that
would like to lend a hand. If you have the ability and the desire to
market a website that would help enormously.  

Philippine Children's Foundation is seeking individuals with fundraising
experience to help us in our efforts. Developing fundraising strategies
is key to accomplishing our work. Please be in touch if you have other
fund raising skills and would like to assist us. 

Preferred Skills: Preferred knowledge of nonprofit fundraising.
Knowledge of website marketing out side of search engine submission,
Word processing and Internet research a plus. Good oral and written
communication skills, resourceful, results-oriented, proactive,
enthusiastic, diligent. 
 
Commitment: Flexible, Writing, telephone, and internet skills are
preferred. You must care about Philippine Children and have a passion to
know that they are being helped.

To learn more about Philippine Children's Foundation or to volunteer,
visit: www.philippinechildrensfoundation.org  

3.)  Events, PR, and Marketing, One Brick (Chicago, NYC, DC, San
Francisco)
One Brick is a 501(c)3 non-profit volunteer organization that brings
volunteers together to support other local non-profit organizations by
adopting an innovative twist to the volunteer experience: we create a
friendly and social atmosphere around volunteering, and after each
volunteer event — which typically lasts only 3 to 4 hours — we invite
volunteers to gather at a local restaurant or café where they can get to
know one another in a relaxed social setting. Through our volunteer
projects, we provide non-profits with the much-needed labor to carry out
their visions. At the same time we also foster an environment in which
to meet new people, both socially and professionally.  
Each of One Brick's chapters is 100% volunteer-run. We have no
employees…we don't even maintain offices! In fact, on a National
level, One Brick has only a single part-time employee who works from a
home office.

What One Brick DOES have is a lot of dedicated volunteers who make it
all happen. And we're always looking for more people like YOU to join
our team and help us in the incredible work we do!

One Brick currently has chapters in San Francisco Bay Area, DC, NYC, and
Chicago metropolitan areas – with plans to expand soon to other major
cities. 
 
*Event Management, Leadership Team
You know how every time you go to an event, there's always somebody
there, smiling, cracking dumb jokes, who makes you sign in at our event,
and makes you wear the goofy nametag? Well, that could be you! The Event
Manager's job is to represent One Brick and make sure that people are
having fun at the event and are meeting each other. Please join us!

One Brick has approximately 29000 volunteers across our San Francisco,
New York, Chicago and DC chapters. The limit on how many events we can
put on, and how many community organizations we can serve, is the number
of Event Managers we have to staff events.

It's not a lot of work, and it's incredibly rewarding. In 2005 alone,
One Brick brought over 22,000 volunteer hours to the communities we
serve, and we're on track to do even more! If that's not enough
incentive, it's a great way to meet lots of really cool people. We
promise!

-For more information and to join our leadership team in the San
Francisco Bay Area, please email us at: sf-events@onebrick.org.
-For more information and to join our leadership team in the  New York
area, please email us at:
ny-events@onebrick.org.
-For more information and to join our leadership team in the Chicago
area, please email us at: 
chicago-events@onebrick.org.
-For more information and to join our leadership team in the DC area,
please email us at:
 
dc-events@onebrick.org.

*PR and Marketing: Help us get the word out! One Brick has thousands of
volunteers already, but there are still thousands of people who haven't
heard of us yet, and tons of community organizations that still need our
support. 

Do you have experience in Marketing or Public Relations? A little effort
on your part to help us spread the word about One Brick can yield
hundreds of new volunteers for us, which will translate into thousands
of volunteer hours for the community. Imagine that impact! All it takes
is someone to champion a marketing effort, or help to pitch One Brick to
media outlets.

For more information and to join our team please email us at:  marketing@onebrick.org
 
4.) Various Opportunities, Friends of the Dunes (Manila, Calif.)
A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, Friends of the Dunes has been
actively involving the community in the conservation of dunes systems
since 1982. Originally a volunteer arm of the local chapter of The
Nature Conservancy, Friends of the Dunes became incorporated as a
separate non-profit 501(c)3 organization in 1996.

The Friends of the Dunes office is located in Manila California and is
supported by individual memberships, donations, grants and contracts.
Friends of the Dunes is a unique and knowledgeable resource for coastal
dune education, restoration and land conservation and serves as a
catalyst for public involvement in dune conservation.  

*Share the Beach Campaign Volunteer: Be a part of our Share the Beach
Campaign by helping to provide the public with information on how they
can recreate on our beaches in a way that protects native plants and
animals. Docents are asked to spend a minimum of 2-3hrs/month during
weekends at Clam Beach sharing information in a non-confrontational way
with visitors on how they can recreate responsibly. Prospective docents
should plan to attend a training session that will include information
on beach and dune ecology, western snowy plover identification and
natural history, and clam beach rules and regulations. Trained docents
will be provided with all the equipment they need to either set up
spotting scopes on potential plover parents and chat with the public
about beach wildlife or rove the beach with an armload of free dog
leashes and brochures, serving as a resource of information.  Sound
interesting? 
 
Training for the 2007 season of the Share the Beach campaign will begin
in March. Check back for updates. For more information and to register,
Contact Maggie at 444-1397 or maggie@friendsofthedunes.org

*Merchandising/Marketing Coordinator: Friends of the Dunes merchandise
not only helps provide funds to keep help support programming, but it
also serves as an important outreach tool. We carry chocolate bars
highlighting dune habitats, Hortense Lanphere's Bedlam on the Slew,
beach and dune pocket field guides, t-shirt and hats. We are looking for
an energetic leader for this volunteer position to outreach to the
community and helps market these items as part of our fundraising
campaign. The Merchandising Coordinator will work closely with the
Executive Director to help monitor inventory, contact businesses
interested in carrying our products, keep outlets stocked, place orders,
help create displays, work with other merchandising volunteers and our
web master to develop new venues for our products. The ideal
merchandising coordinator would have some experience in merchandising
and marketing and a commitment to the Friends of the Dunes Mission. 
Estimated time Commitment: 5-10 hours/month. 

*Join a Committee: There are plenty of opportunities to get involved in
several exciting projects. If you are unsure about joining a committee,
consider working on a specific task first, and then you can decide if
you want to be an official committee member. Below are listed our
committees with current project needs and who to contact. If you have
interests or skills in any of the tasks listed, this is a great way to
get involved. Please feel free to contact committee chairs to discuss
how you can help–short term or long term. 
 
*Help with our upcoming membership drive in September. We need folks to
call members for the “Friend Get a Friend” campaign, prepare mailings,
distribute membership packets and more. We are also developing a
comprehensive fundraising plan that will include major donor campaigns,
special events, annual appeals and more.  

Contact: Fundraising Chair Carol Vander Meer, (707)268-0334, carol@friendsofthedunes.org

*HR Support: With a new and expanded staff, we need assistance in
developing employee policies, evaluation tools, and benefit plans.
Community members with human resource management experience could be
extremely helpful as we lay the ground work for a healthy working
environment.  

Contact: Human Resources Chair Tony LaBanca, (707)441-2098, tony@friendsofthedunes.org

*In the next year, the committee plans to develop a land trust
information packet for potential donors, work with local legislative
offices and the California Coastal Conservancy regarding potential
opportunities for easements and acquisitions and sponsor a workshop for
coastal property owners interested in working with the land trust.
Individuals with real-estate and or legal experience are especially
needed.  
Restoration
Contact: Land Trust Chair Lisa Hoover, (707)268-8588, lisa@friendsofthedunes.org

*Ensure that the Dune Ecosystem Restoration Team continues to serve as a
catalyst for community-based restoration activities and identify
potential restoration projects and sources of funding. 
Contact Newsletter Chair Emily Walter: emily@friendsofthedunes.org

Help produce the quarterly Dunesberry in any of the following areas:
planning, layout, soliciting and writing articles and producing artwork.

Chair: Michelle Forys, (707)498-6398, michelle@friendsofthedunes.org

5.) Committee Member, Special Events, Public Policy, Alzheimer's
Association of Minnesota-North Dakota (Various Locations)
The mission of the Alzheimer's Association of Minnesota-North Dakota
(http://www.alzmndak.org/) is to improve the lives of all individuals,
families and care partners throughout their journey with Alzheimer's and
related diseases by providing leadership, support, education, advocacy
and research. 

The Alzheimer's Association Minnesota-North Dakota educates, advocates,
and supports family members, professionals and the general public about
this devastating disease, the care it requires, and its incredible
financial costs to families and society. 

This Chapter was one of seven founding chapters of the National
Alzheimer's Association, headquartered in Chicago. It was started by
family caregivers who came together around a common need of getting
support and help for their loved ones with dementia. For 26 years, our
donor-supported, not-for-profit Alzheimer's Association has provided
reliable information and care consultation; created supportive services
for families; increased funding for dementia research; and influenced
public policy changes. 
 
Our volunteer program is the link between a need and an offer to help!
Plus, we welcome and encourage new areas of volunteer involvement. If
you have an interest, we'll do our best to actively engage you! Call
today.let's talk!

*Memory Walk Committee Members: Plan now to join our Memory Walk
Committee to help plan one of our organization's largest fundraisers to
be held in September, 2007. The committee will begin meeting in February
and meets one to two times monthly in our office on Tuesday mornings at
8:30 a.m. Opportunities include marketing , sponsorship, event day
logistics, walker recruitment, team captain support and more!

*Special Events: Assist us with fundraising events, conferences, and
educational sessions. Volunteers are needed to serve in various
capacities dependent on event.

*Event Photographer: Interested in capturing the spirit of our events?
Share your photography expertise with the Association at TwinCities
events. If you have good photography skills, experience with event
photos, and would be willing to attend one or more events, please
consider this area of service. Upcoming events include the conference on
March 24, 2007 and the gala on April 21, 2007. A shot list will be
provided with additional opportunities for random photos. 

*Public Policy Advocacy: If you have an interest in legislative issues,
join our advocates as they organize letter-writing campaigns, speak to
legislators, phone interested individuals, and more.

*Special Projects: Assist in one or more of our departments with short
or long term projects. Various opportunities are available for your area
of interest or expertise.
Other areas of interest? Allow us to create an opportunity for you!
 
Please contact Nancy Thomes, Director of Volunteer Programs at
952-857-0520 or nancy.thomes@alz.org  for more information. Contact us
today to let us know you're interested in volunteering with the
Alzheimer's Association Minnesota-North Dakota.  Volunteer Online via
our online form.

6.) Special Events and Various, The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes
(Cleveland)
The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes (http://www.shakerlakes.org/about.asp)
was founded in 1966 as the result of a grassroots community effort to
preserve the Shaker Parklands from becoming the route for a new freeway
connecting Cleveland's East Side to downtown.    

The parklands had been designated in the late 19th century as a natural
green space, set aside by the city of Cleveland for the benefit of its
fast growing population. Citizens used the park as an escape to the
“country” as the industrial city pushed eastward and as the land that
had been farmed by the North Union Shaker community began to be
transformed into the new suburban communities of the Heights. City and
suburban residents found that they could enjoy the area along the Doan
Brook, from Warrensville Center Road through Rockefeller Park to Lake
Erie, and stay in touch with the natural world.    
 
*Special Events Assistant: Duties may include registration, hospitality,
face painting, kitchen help, parking, set up, acting in short skits,
etc. Various 3-4 hour shifts are available.

*Environmental Action Opportunities: Butterfly Garden Individuals or
groups can restore and maintain the Butterfly Garden at the Nature
Center. Provide a habitat for pollinators. Make this bit of earth come
alive with color! March through October. 
 
-Compost Display:s Our compost section needs new interpretive outdoor
signage. Research, advise and create signs to teach visitors about the
many benefits of compost. March through October.  

-Lawn Care Surveying and Education Nature Center staff and volunteers
have worked to create the Laudable Lawn & Home Habitat (LLHH) campaign
to counter the considerable chemical and resource-intensive yard work
that occurs locally each spring. The LLHH campaign spawned from water
quality studies of the Doan Brook. The studies showed that fertilizers,
pet wastes and some pesticides were the primary sources of pollution to
the upper watershed of the heights. Volunteers deliver information and
advise residents about alternative (organic) lawn care. Volunteers will
be trained so that they can show residents how to create healthy
backyard habitats and/or canvass door to door with environmental
literature about the program's mission. If this issue is of particular
interest, a volunteer may become a resource advisor and be “on call” to
help people live in a more sustainable way. Great for individuals or
groups. March through October.  
 
-Storm Drain Stenciling This activity is great for groups and can
accommodate many volunteers for direct service. Volunteers use large
stencils and road paint to spread an environmental message (Do Not Dump:
Drains to Brook). The message is painted alongside storm drains to
caution the public not to pour chemicals or other wastes into the storm
drains, as this will directly pollute the Doan Brook watershed. Groups
under 18 must be accompanied by at least one adult. March through
October.  
 
-Issue Research Volunteers may research issues pertaining to watersheds
or healthy lawns and backyards, or topics of their design. Researchers
can then share their knowledge through slide shows, displays,
interpretive walks, fact sheets, etc. Year round. Back to top 

Need more information? Interested in volunteering?  

To find a volunteer activity that meets your needs and interests,
contact Sara Thorne, Volunteer Manager at thorne@shakerlakes.org,  or
(216) 321-5935 x 237.

7.) Grant Writer and PR Manager, N.A.C.A.P. (Virtual and Cherry Hill,
NJ)
The National Association for Child Abduction Prevention, (N.A.C.A.P.) is
a community-based 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt charitable organization
advocating the use of education and technology to safeguard children
throughout the United States.

N.A.C.A.P. is the first organization of its kind to successfully
integrate, synthesize and distribute advanced biometric, radio frequency
and satellite technologies together in a comprehensive approach to
preventing and finding missing children. NACAP needs your help! The more
volunteers we have, the quicker we can spread awareness, which
safeguards and educates one community at a time.

*Grant Writer
Location: Can work at home or our office
Primary Responsibilities
-Assist in the preparation of local, regional and national corporate and
government foundation grant applications
– Analyze and develop strategies and recommendations for solicitation of
prospective donors (foundations, corporate foundations, nongovernmental
organizations, and key individuals) in cooperation with the Board of
Directors of N.A.C.A.P.
– Write, prepare, and submit requests for funding in cooperation with
Committee -Chairperson for Outreach Programs and Committee Chairperson
for Funding/Fundraising.
– Recruit and supervise volunteer researchers as required and
necessitated by workload and/or demand
– Responsible for writing grant proposals for local, regional and
national corporate and government funding.
– Bachelor's degree in English, Business, Marketing, or related field
– Minimum of two (2) years successful grant writing experience in the
nonprofit arena preferred
– Strong writing and research skills. Ability to analyze and summarize
data
– Strong writing skills to include presenting written information in a
concise and persuasive format
– Demonstrated strong organizational skills and the ability to meet
deadlines
– Demonstrated strong interpersonal and verbal communication skills
-Demonstrated general computer proficiency to include word processing,
spreadsheet, and database management skills

*Public Relations Manager
POSITION SUMMARY: Assist not-for-profit organization with Child
Abduction Prevention community outreach programs and media events.
Position will entail developing and managing public relations campaign
to promote child safety awareness and release of company's safety
products. Position will also involve creating and distributing press
releases and assisting in the coordination of special events. Manager
will focus on communicating with media sources and organizing a media
and public relations internal calendar. The position will serve to
assist the organization's directors in meeting public relations and
editorial deadlines. Position will concentrate on contacting schools,
day care centers, hospitals and corporations to promote child safety
awareness and community participation.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Creating and circulating press releases, writing
editorial, scheduling and coordinating press events and managing overall
public relations campaign. Manager will work with Director of Community
Relations to develop special events strategy and cultivate relationships
with community leaders.

REQUIREMENTS: Must have previous public relations experience, be
familiar with Microsoft Office, possess excellent communication skills
and a strong desire to learn and help protect children. Must also have
transportation to and from office.

Fill out the online form at: http://www.nacap.org/volunteer.asp#c

8.) Various Fundraising, Events and PR Positions, Garden of Peace
(Boston)
The Garden of Peace (
www.gardenofpeacememorial.org) is a 501 (C)(3)
organization staffed entirely by volunteers. If you are interested in
donating time or skills please complete the online form on our website.

*Fundraising – assisting the Fundraising Committee with their efforts
(tasks such as writing and mailing letters, meeting with individuals and
explaining about the Garden of Peace, helping to complete
grant/foundation applications, making telephone calls to prospective
donors, following up with individuals who have made pledges)

*Special Events – assisting the Fundraising Committee with their efforts
(tasks such as; helping to plan, organize, and carry out special events)

*Public Relations – assisting the Public Relations Committee with their
efforts (tasks such as; helping to plan, organize, and execute
components of the Garden of Peace's public relation campaign. Public
Relations includes notifying the public about the Garden of Peace
through TV and News Media, Newspapers, Magazines, Government Agencies,
Organization Newsletters, Press Releases, etc.)

*Outreach – assisting the Outreach Committee with their efforts (tasks
such as; helping to plan, organize, and execute outreach efforts.
Outreach includes notifying the general public about the Garden of Peace
through mailings, booths at community organizations, networking with
non-profit groups related to violence prevention/homicide).

Contact e-mail: gardenofpeace@earthlink.net
Phone: 617-523-0402

9.) Media/PR Intern, LifeWise Community Projects, Inc. (New Hampshire)
LifeWise Community Projects, Inc. (http://www.lifewise-nh.org) was
incorporated as a independent, nonprofit service organization, with a
501(c)(3) qualification in May of 1992.  Bruce A. Montville EE founded
LifeWise with the vision of activating the untapped resource of
volunteers and referring this resource to nonprofit service providers in
Rockingham and Strafford Counties.

*Media/Public Relations Intern: Become the “Voice” of LifeWise – Promote
our Image and Project Work as we impact social issues of special
interest.  Bring your creative talents to the campus, community and
media outlets – statewide. You will help us “make our case” and “tell
our story” while developing your marketing skills.  We are willing to
train you.  Your hours will be flexible and you can work from your home
or campus location (we also have an open workstation available at our
offices).  Some field travel and conference attendance will be required.
 Academic credit may also be available.  You can be proud to add this
experience to your résumé.  We will provide you with a letter of
reference during and following your internship.

YOU GET:
-Training useful for your academic and career interests.
-A valuable addition to your portfolio of your administrative and
organizational experience.
-Assistance in obtaining academic credit and enhancement of your
professional references.
-Networking contacts with key officials throughout the state.
   
WE WANT:
-Good communications skills.
-Light travel (have own transportation).
-Ability to write detailed reports.
-Computer literacy; MS Word and Internet skills.
-1-3 hours of your dedicated time per week.
-Must pass a thorough background check.

For immediate consideration, please contact:
        Bruce A. Montville EE – President
        (603) 929-0832
        LifeWise Community Projects, Inc.
        P.O. Box 2120
        Hampton, NH 03843-2120

10.) Publicity and Web Development, Streetcats Foundation (Various
Cities across U.S.)
Streetcats Foundation (www.child.net) and its National Children's
Coalition first began working with streetkids, runaways and other at
risk children in 1988 on the streets of NewYork, Los Angeles and San
Francisco. Our unique involvement in the lives of youth and young adults
on the streets helped turn the lives around of children society had
written off as 'unreachable.'

In 1992, Streetcats founded the National Children's Coalition (NCC) as
both a much-needed national networking organization among children's and
youth groups throughout the country and a central national resource
center for every kind of information and referral related to children,
youth, parenting and K-12 education.

Today, NCC is one of the three largest such organizations in the United
States, has won 27 awards and works with over 600 other youth groups.

-GATHER RESOURCES/RESEARCH -Help us keep our very important children's
and youth resource web sites for 23 cities complete and up-to-date or
help start one to serve kids, teens, parents and youth groups in a new
city.(No technical knowledge is required–just some web research skills.
About 1 1/2-2 hours a week)

Existing Cities: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Denver, Detroit,
Houston, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Minneapolis-St.Paul, New Orleans, New
York City, Philadelphia, Phoenix, San Diego, San Francisco, SF/E.Bay,
Seattle, St.Louis, Tucson and Washington, D.C.
New Cities: Cincinnati, Cleveland, Fresno/Stockton, Milwaukee, Montreal,
Pittsburgh, Nashville, Orange County, Orlando, Raleigh/Durham,
Sacramento, Tampa Bay, Vancouver.

-PUBLICIZE. Contact and get stories published on your local TV news,
radio, community weeklies, daily newspapers, public access channels and
local NPR stations so that we can reach and help more people in your
community (1.5 hours per week).

-HTML AND DO WEB PAGES. If you have technical knowledge of how to do
HTML code and web pages or have graphic artist experience, help our web
sites grow and be up to date (1-2 hours per week).

Streetcats Foundation
P.O. Box 72174,
Oakland, CA 94612
Call us: 510-464-4677 in California, 1 800 778-9077 outside California
Email us: ycn5@yahoo.com

11.) PR Committee Member, Houston Area Doberman Rescue (Houston)
The Houston Area Doberman Rescue, Inc. (HADR) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit
corporation and has NO paid volunteers; donations made to HADR may
therefore be tax deductible – please consult your tax advisor. Our
mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and place Doberman Pinschers in
responsible and caring homes in addition to providing a resource for
public education on the breed and responsible dog ownership. Houston
Area Doberman Rescue follows the National DPCA/COPE Doberman Rescue Code
of Ethics.

We serve as advocates for Doberman Pinschers who have become lost,
abandoned, or abused. We vaccinate, microchip, spay/neuter, and treat
heartworms before the dogs are placed in new homes. Only dogs of stable
temperament and reasonable health are placed through our program. We
maintain vet records and keep the dogs current on a regimen of heartworm
preventative while they are in our program. We look for the right home
for each dog. Matches are made based upon the needs of the individual
adoptive homes and the temperament of the dog.

*Public Relations Committee – PR is responsible for publishing our
newsletter, making breed specific information available to the general
public, coordinating events for the rescue, advertising, and assisting
the W&M committee with fundraising events.

Please contact Cynthia Roth: if you would like to assist with the Public
Relations committee: cindy@haddr@org
Website: http://www.hadr.org/HADRHelp.htm

12.) Various Opportunities, The Future of Music Coalition (Virtual
Opportunity)
The Future of Music Coalition
(
http://www.futureofmusic.org/volunteer.cfm) is a not-for-profit
collaboration between members of the music, technology, public policy
and intellectual property law communities. The FMC seeks to educate the
media, policymakers, and the public about music / technology issues,
while also bringing together diverse voices in an effort to come up with
creative solutions to some of the challenges in this space. The FMC also
aims to identify and promote innovative business models that will help
musicians and citizens to benefit from new technologies.

The Future of Music Coalition is a small organization with just a
handful of core staff people. In order to accomplish all that we do, we
rely on the kindness and skills of strangers who help us as volunteers.
If you're interested in joining the volunteer crew, fill out the form on
our website and shoot it back to us. Please be patient — our workload
is often associated with specific projects. Thanks!

*Volunteers for Research Projects: No matter where you live or what you
do, as long as you have a computer and some free time there are ways you
can help us. We expect there to be a number of research projects that
will need many volunteer hands to complete.

*Volunteers for Events: Every year, FMC organizes and hosts a number of
events. These events take a lot of planning, and we really can't pull
them off each year without the support of so many great volunteers. If
you'd like to help with upcoming events, let us know. We'll need folks
who can help with:
-Pre-conference promotion including helping us with mailings, flyering,
data management, etc.
-Pre-conference logistics the week before the events — lots of running
around, making signage, banners, picking up equipment, etc. Quark-savvy
designers, Excel whizzes, and folks with cars appreciated!
-On-site registration, logistics and conference check-in
 
*General Volunteer Help: Like to help, but don't want to commit to a
particular project yet? Do you just want to receive any
volunteer-related announcements and decide at that time?

Fill out the volunteer form: http://www.futureofmusic.org/volunteer.cfm

13.) PR, Speaking and Graphic Design, American Red Cross (Madison, NJ)
The American Red Cross is an independent, humanitarian, voluntary
organization, not a government agency. Its mission is to provide relief
to victims of disasters and to help people prevent, prepare for, and
respond to emergencies.

The Southeast Morris Chapter is one of over 900 chapters chartered by
the American Red Cross to provide services in specific communities. Each
chapter serves a different geographic area and is funded, governed and
managed independently under the auspices of the National organization.

-Public Relations Committee Member-Help plan and carry out the chapter's
public relations efforts.

-Speaker-Volunteer speakers need to do presentations within the
community.

-Graphic Designer / Artist-Design and prepare material for chapter's
public relations efforts.

-Photographer-Photograph volunteers and their activities for use in
publicity.

Call the Southeast Morris Chapter at 973-377-0455 or email chapter@semorrisredcross.org for more information or to discuss how you
might best help.
Website:
http://www.semorrisredcross.org/volunteerdescript.htm

14.) Summer PR, Marketing, Events and Development Internships, The
Science Museum, (Richmond, Va.)
The Science Museum's internship program provides an environment for
college and high school students to participate in the daily operations
of a major science center and to expand their educational experiences
outside of the classroom.

All internships are pre-arranged, structured learning experiences
generally targeted toward a specific project, but interns also
participate in daily museum activities. By participating in a specific
or ongoing project, interns are exposed to operations in that area.
Guidance in appropriate methodology is given. A designated supervisor
assigns intern projects.

Part-time and full-time internships are available during the spring,
summer and fall semesters. All internships are unpaid. Internship
opportunities are available to high school, college and graduate
students, career changers and retirees. All interns must be at least 16
years old.

Deadlines for internship applications:
Summer Semester March 15
Fall Semester July 15
You will receive an acknowledgement card as receipt of your application
package. Candidates whose background and skills most meet position
requirements are contacted by phone for an interview.

Internship Placements
The following list is a brief description of possible internship
placements. If selected for an interview, a detailed position
description will be provided.

*Marketing, Public Relations
Assist in the public relations office by researching and writing news
releases, assist with major media events at the museum and provide
general public relation office support.

*Science Museum of Virginia Foundation, Special Events
Create, promote and implement fundraising, governmental and membership
events. Plan events, prepare contracts, invoices and conduct
correspondence to help create awareness about the museum.

*Science Museum of Virginia Foundation, Corporate Development
Assist with corporate functions, assist in the solicitation of new
corporate donors and conduct donor research.

All candidates must submit a Science Museum of Virginia volunteer
application, resume and two letters of reference to:

Director of Volunteer Services
Science Museum of Virginia
2500 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23220
Email evoelkel@smv.org
Website: http://www.smv.org

*** Weekly Fun Report:
Become A Part Of The Magic – Out of the Woodwork Productions is an all
volunteer 501(c)3 non-profit organization that produces the Virginia
Renaissance Faire annually.

We pride ourselves on the quality of our educational entertainment, what
we fondly call edutainment. We have found that students who attend our
seminars and performances retain what they've learned and pass it on to
others. By telling the story in a live interactive fashion and guiding
each student through the creation of a personal “character” in our focus
time period, the student begins to think and experience life as a person
from that time. Suddenly, history is now and real. Social Studies is
your daily interactions with your neighbor, your employer, your
Sovereign. This is the magic of Out of the Woodwork's educational
mission. We believe that once a student feels the magic, it can ignite
the flame of curiosity for other periods in history or even different
present-day cultures. There are numerous ways to partake in this mission
and help history come to life.

Volunteer hours with Out of the Woodwork Productions can be applied to
the Community Service requirements for high school seniors, scouts, or
others who may have community service obligations. There are
performance, tech, educational, marketing, and grounds crew
opportunities available. We are in special need of help for our
marketing (virginiaren@virginiaren.info), education
(
edu@virginiaren.org), and grounds (build@virginiaren.org) crews right
now as we prepare for and build our 2007 season. If you are interested
in vending, performing, or other contributions please contact us at ootw@virginiaren.info.

*** This is your Volunteer Job of the Week e-mail newsletter. Please
tell us what you like and don't like. We really want to hear from you.

Here's how it works: Heather and Rachel search the web for ideas, so if
you hear about a volunteer opportunity for communicators, we'd welcome a
break from looking for them. Send them to us at VJOTWnews@gmail.com, and
we'll share it with the network. Please share this email to nonprofits
so that they can contact us directly if they need volunteers. It's fast,
and best of all, it's free!

To subscribe, or to add a new e-mail address for your subscription, send
a blank e-mail to: VJOTWnews-subscribe@topica.com.

To unsubscribe: VJOTWnews-unsubscribe@topica.com.

To change your address, do both. As much as we'd really, really like to,
we can't do it for you.

This newsletter is published by:

Heather and RachelVJOTWnews@gmail.com

Part Of The JOTW Network – A world in communication
Thanks for reading. Now, go volunteer!
© Copyright 2006-2007

Leave a Reply