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Jean Robb

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Volunteer and Market Yourself…Remarkably

“Remarkable Marketable Mehelps you share your remarkable gifts volunteering, making you more marketable along the way.

By Jean Robb

I didn’t have the best childhood. We didn’t have much, so if you needed something you had to find a way to get it. I started working at 11 years old selling candy door to door. I know very scary right, but at 11 years old all I knew was I had to sell a certain amount of candy before I could go home. When I knocked on a door, out came my foot and I didn’t move it until you bought a box of candy. The skills I learned from my difficult childhood, (my lemons) really became a blessing (my lemonade).

I learned at a really young age that persistence will open many doors. As an adult I have walked out on a stage with a tiger after Zig Ziglar and talked to over 2,000 people about overcoming their fears. I know you must be thinking…a tiger? I have volunteered for over 15 years with big cat sanctuaries and have learned you can do something you really love while helping others in remarkable ways. In today’s economy you hear lots of people say they can’t find a job. So what happens?

The longer you’re out of work, you start to lose your contacts. You’re not keeping up with the day-to-day changes in your trade. You’re simply out of the loop. The longer you’re in this position the more the fear sets in. What if I can’t find a job? I have so much to offer, how do I get someone to talk to me? Well as you can see, fear can really take a hold of you, it makes you feel like a deer in the headlights. How do you overcome these things?

First off, STOP listening to the FEAR and STOP making EXCUSES. Look, I’ve made many of the same excuses when I’ve let fear be a part of my life. I now realize that the answer to overcoming the fear is to replace it with remarkable things you can be proud of. Instead of asking why would anyone want to hire me, ask yourself why not me?

After volunteering you could say. Look at the change I’ve made in the lives of others. Look what I’ve learned along the way. Look at the skills I’ve been taught while helping others. Look at the great people I’ve met. They’ve seen first hand the type of passion I put into any job I take on. So how will this work? I have made a commitment to bring you a volunteering opportunity at least once a week. The process of volunteering can be more complicated than people may think.

Email me your news. I have included in each story all the information I received and the direct contacts to make it really easy for you to get your foot in the door.Network, Network, Network” See how you can use that experience to build your resume. Most of all how did you feel about helping others today.

My goal is to get you to share with all of us your experience. Think about how much we can learn from each other. Please email me your pictures and story to so I can post them each day. I will add the trademarks, video and links for you.

Jean Robb is a real estate agent in the Dallas – Fort Worth area who is committed to promoting the importance of volunteering for your community.We have the infrastructure in place with the best real estate team in North Texas, and the process for you and I, together can “give back” to those in need without costing you an extra dime. It’s a win/win for both of us. When you contact me, just mention this page and I'll donate 5% of my commission to any non-profit you want to help!

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Monday, August 30, 2010

North Texas Food Bank ..... Do you know what hungry looks like?

Jean Robb here and as promised I went to volunteer for the North Texas Food Bank.I have to say as I arrived I was so impressed with the size of this facility. I walked through the doors to the sweetest group of people all so happy that I gave my time today. This place is so well organized.
You start out with a video that really makes you think about how many people in this economy really need help. A mom talking about how it feels to have kids and not know how to feed them. I was a very young mom and had some scary times in my own life. All I kept thinking was " There but for the grace of God, go I". You realize that many people are just one paycheck away from needing help. I looked around and saw two groups there to help for the day.Neiman Marcus and KPMG group. Neiman Marcus adopted the NTFB for one month. They come out once a week to help out. The employees from both of these companies were fantastic. We all worked so hard. As you get in the warehouse you're greeted by Doris one of the best volunteers I have ever worked with.Everyone is given a job. Each box gets so much protein, grain, drinks, breakfast, veggies and so on.Now at this point you're really excited because the harder you work the more people you feed. Doris turned and asked me if I wanted to learn how to use the pallet jack. OMG this was my fear to get over. I said yes and DID IT! I have again provided a picture as proof. LOL The day goes bye quickly. When everything was put away Doris told us all how much we were needed andthen told us what we accomplished. 
Here you go!!! WE DID 7 pallets, 8528 lbs, 336 boxes and 6,662 meals.
I can't tell you how happy I was to be a part of an organization that gets so much done in such little time.So next time you have some time on your hands why not go and feed some very deserving people.A special thanks to Julie Boehm. You did a great job with the group! North Texas Food Bank, I smiled all the way home.

NTFB Volunteer Sticker Volunteers are invaluable to the Food Bank. Without the 60,000 plus hours of volunteer help each year, the NTFB would be unable to provide food to the hundreds of thousands of hungry North Texans it currently serves.
Top 7 ways to volunteer at the NTFB:
1. Warehouse activities: Sort incoming food donations Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to noon or 1 to 3:30 p.m. Click here for a map to our warehouse.
2. Service Saturday: Help sort and box donated items on certain Saturdays of each month. Families (children over 10 years of age) are welcome. Weekend opportunities fill quickly, so please call early to book your volunteer day. Below are the available dates for Service Saturdays 2010-2011:
  • March 12, 2011
  • April 16, 2011
  • April 30, 2011
  • May 12, 2011– NALC Stamp Out Hunger, 6-10 pm
  • May 21, 2011
  • June 11, 2011
  • June 11, 2011 – 1 pm – 4 pm
3. Food For Families: Work outdoors to sort and distribute food to Agency clients in various Dallas county locations; distribution occurs every Friday and two Thursdays of the month.
4. Operation Frontline: Help Nutrition Education Manager Katherine Lindholm provide education on nutrition, culinary skills, food budgeting, and food safety to agency clients by serving as a chef, nutritionist, grocery shopper, or classroom manager.
5. Courtesy Call Team: Volunteers will assist our Agency Relations team by connecting with Member Agencies to complete agency surveys, update agency information, sign up agencies for news alerts, or complete customer satisfaction surveys. Agency calls are placed the 2nd week of each month, Mon-Fri 9am-12pm or 1pm-3pm. Please email Alanie to be a part of our Courtesy Call team!
6. Community Kitchen: Assist Chef James Williams and Texas Second Chance participants in our fast-paced, full production Community Kitchen where we prepare 10,000 meals a week for future use by Member Agencies. Volunteer hours for the Community Kitchen are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 am until 1:30 pm for groups of 10 or less.
7. Special Events: Working with the event management team, assist at fun activities such as Empty Bowls, the State Fair of Texas or National Hunger Awareness Day.
8. Administration: Help with mailings, database management and other clerical duties.
To make your volunteer reservation, please email our Volunteer Coordinator.

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New Volunteer Reservation Policy in effect
We want to accommodate all individuals and groups that want to volunteer at the NTFB warehouse. And because we want to ensure the best volunteer experience, we will no longer be able to accept individuals or groups that have not made reservations in advance. You may schedule your volunteer time in advance with our Volunteer Coordinator. Thank you for sharing your time with the North Texas Food Bank!

Neiman Marcus


Things to consider

Did I make a good contact ?
Two words ladies NEIMAN MARCUS

Did I overcome a fear?
Look at me with the pallet jack

Do I have a better understanding ?
I realize it could be anyone in need

Are there really good people that do care?  
You Tell me!

1 comment:

  1. I'm very interested to see how it goes and get all the information/ This looks like a really great gruop