Spring Reins of Life is searching for some qualified volunteers to help support our programming needs. We are looking for individuals who have fund-raising experience and a love for animals (particularly horses). Our nonprofit serves At Risk Youth, PTSD Veterans and Children''s Bereavement groups in New Jersey. We are always seeking programming funding, but we also need to raise funds for administrative and operational expenses. Mainly for programming however. If anyone has gifts / talents in the fund-raising category and can offer a couple of hours a week, it would be greatly appreciated to have your support.
The Fund-raising & Donations Committee consists of volunteers with fund-raising, donations and event planning experience to help with our annual events. March, June and Fall 2016. We seek gift baskets, silent auction items, local and regional outreach/support, event planning/management, rally for support both in person and online, etc.
The Committee's Needs:
1) The Fund-raising & Donations Committee. Management/Administrative Volunteers: SROL's F&D Committee seeks people with fund-raising, event planning, donation gathering and administrative and management expertise. The committee meets monthly via phone conference to chart out the year and proactively push for SROL to complete its mission. This requires some management and development experience. We are looking for 4-7 people who have expertise in these area and can help us maintain a well oiled machine. It is in these meetings that SROL's events and fund-raising initiatives are vetted, scoped, planned, delineated and executed. Committee members work to help committee support volunteers organize and have clear goals to meet. This is where it all begins...the mission to help trauma survivors cope.
2) Committee Support Volunteers: For those who are not experienced in nonprofit / event management but are enthusiastic with great people skills are welcome to join our team in an outreach level. This would entail working with a committee admin and being assigned a list of goals to reach. These may include; help us sell raffle tickets, 50/50 jackpot, gather donation gift baskets, specified outreach for our events, and so on.
The efforts put forward here will help many teens who need guidance, self confidence and direction. It will also provide peace and presence for young children who are grieving a loss, and it may even help to save lives of PTSD combat veterans who are committing suicide at the rate of 23 per day right now. Please reach out to us if you think you can help.
PS: SROL has some specific but limited needs in the following areas if you have expertise or ability to help...
Social Media, SEO, Website management, Graphics, Video production, Database creation & management, Powerpoint (or other presentation platform), and general outreach/awareness campaigning.
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In our world - Horses are the key to managing, coping and excelling beyond trauma. Veterans, At Risk/High Risk Youth and Bereaved Young Children. The majority of our clients either do not want to or simply cannot "talk about it". Most have never been around a horse before, yet they tell us its the one thing that can bring them peace, present moment and rebuild trust...
*SRoL is the first and currently the only EAGALA program in New Jersey to have earned and been awarded the "Military Services Provider Certificate" (since 2013).
*SRoL is under contract to the NJJJC working with incarcerated youth (males) at NJTS (New Jersey Training School/State Home for Boys) in Jamesburg NJ.
*SRoL is the home belonging to STRAW The Miracle Mare (Chicken Soup for the Soul book 2014), rescued in 2011 and funded by Viggo Mortensen, Jewel and Betty White, WINNER of the 2013 NJVMA Service Animal Hall of Fame awards for her valiant work as an EAP horse in the arena with veterans and youth. (Straw made her journey 4/29/14, and while her presence is missed her presents are with us everyday).
"Sometimes life's most complex and difficult questions...just may be resolved with the help and guidance of...A HORSE!"