Monday, January 31, 2011

Support your local rescue with Apple Butter Treats for V-day

Any horse (and most farm animals) will love an all natural, apple butter heart-shaped treat for Valentine's Day!  Simply follow this link to Apple Butter Treats, purchase some treats and we will receive a portion of the proceeds.  Be sure to enter "Lucky Duck Horse & Farm Animal Rescue" as the participating rescue.  As always, please pass this on to your horse friends!  Thank you!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Guidelines for a New Volunteer

  1. If you volunteer for a position, be sure to hold yourself to the same work ethic expected in the business world. Think twice about applying unless you're really ready to work.
  2. Be sure to follow up once you've offered your services. If you've waited a week or two to hear back from a nonprofit, call back. The organization is probably swamped with work and would be pleased to know of your real interest.
  3. The most successful volunteer is realistic about his or her expectations. In business, if you see things aren't working well and try to set them right, you usually get results. In a nonprofit, it's sometimes trickier. Don't get frustrated about the way things are done and simply assume ineptness on the part of the organization's managers. The fact is, they often have to make what seem like poor business decisions because they lack financial resources.
  4. If you have ideas for improving things, don't wait to be asked. Your input will probably be quite valuable. Just be sure not to push your suggestions too hard, and don't be hurt if nothing comes of your effort.