Celebrating Greyhounds - Spring/Summer 2017 - 3
From the Editor
Celebrating Greyhounds Magazine
all of my friends, including those at Greyhounds
being. Many volunteers get involved because of
Unlimited, where I volunteered as a foster. The
the opportunity to learn new skills or increase their
people I met while volunteering for Greyhounds
knowledge of a topic. Don't let a lack of experience
Naty Sayler, Michele Maxwell
Joanne Ardizzone, Corinne Castano,
Kristin Harrington, Carrie Noar,
Alice O'Hearn, Kelly Swartz,
Regular Contributors: Jim Bader DVM, Guillermo Couto DVM,
Bruce DeKing, Deb Levasseur CTB
Jim Bader DVM
Unlimited are some of the best people in the world,
stand in the way of developing a new volunteer.
and I miss them dearly! I'm sure you feel the same
Most people will have more fun if they are learning
way about the volunteers in your local groups.
something along the way!
By Stacy Pigott, Editor-In-Chief
As many of you know, I moved to Tucson,
JoinInUK.org, volunteers are GIVERS.
G - They expect personal growth and well-
Arizona, in January. Doing so meant leaving behind
I - They expect an increased sense of purpose,
Greyhound adoption groups, like most non-
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profits, couldn't survive without volunteers. But it
such as knowing just how they make a difference.
seems as though, in all walks of life, there are non-
Don't saddle your volunteers with all of the
profits that struggle with attracting and retaining
unpleasant tasks while saving the fun stuff for
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good volunteers. So I decided to find out why.
yourself. And be sure to share your organization's
After reading several articles about volunteering,
success stories with everyone.
V - They expect you to have a voice! After
I started to see a pattern. In today's non-stop
society, people are busy! Those who decide to
asking for volunteers, be prepared when volunteers
devote their precious free time to volunteering
arrive to make the best use of their time. Let
expect more than volunteers of years past.
them know how long a project will take, and
According to a research study conducted by
provide the proper training so no one is left
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