Posted - Oct 31 2011 : 08:16:36 AM
| Hi Everyone,
Do you have spare time on your hands? Would you like something to do to help keep your mind active? Do you like working with computers? Then please read on! We are in need of volunteers in many areas.
Our organization has been in operation for many years. It has always been staffed by enthusiastic, well informed volunteers at every organizational level. We have managed to stay in operation because there have always been members who cared enough to put their extra time and effort into helping others. Without our volunteers there would be no organization!
This last year has been extremely hard on our volunteers through sickness miseries and natural attrition. We have recently lost several more due to illness or just moving on and living life despite their COPD. Our staff is getting smaller and putting in longer days and evenings. We are now asking for those of you who care as much and will go the "extra mile" to step forward to help maintain and run our programs.
All of the volunteer work is computer based so it does not require a lot of physical activity.
The most important requirement is that one must fully subscribe and adhere to our management polices in all circumstances. These are listed on our web site at:
on the 'Policies and Messaging' page (Click-link on the left side of the home page). Seldom is this a problem, but if you can not abide by those policies, please do not volunteer. Every member, regardless of position, is held to the same standards.
We've generated the following questionnaire that should allow us to determine the best position for each volunteer. You can reply to this message with your response. The address is: <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
Please fill out the questionnaire as best you can. We sincerely thank you for your help.
President COPD-Support, Inc
# 1) Your computer skills: Beginner to Advanced?
# 2) Your communication skills: Average to Expert?
# 3) Your writing skills: Average to Expert?
# 4) Day(s) available that you can volunteer?
# 5) Time(s) of day that you can be available on line?
# 6) Your country and time zone?
# 7) Your Internet Service Provider?
# 8) Your E-mail software program?
# 9) Why do you want to volunteer?
# 10) What position would you like to perform:
a) Moderating (Approving or rejecting incoming list messages)
b) Re-directing mail to our other lists
c) Chat hosting
d) Cadre member (Helping new folks to our group)
e) Forum moderating (Monitoring posts for abuse, etc.)
f) TLC Book support (Creating TLC books, updating TLC sites, etc.)
# 11) Do you have any special talents that you would like to share, or areas that you would like to contribute time to, such as: language/writing skills, people skills, etc.?
# 12) Do you prefer working with a group or alone?
# 13) Your full name?
# 14) Your email address(es)?
#15) Your chat-room nick-name?
# 16) Your Forum nick-name?
# 17) Your comments