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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!

After reading the above information ask yourself “why would I choose any other realtor”?

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Operation Care International ~Never look down on anybody unless you're helping them up.
Click on the link above to see the Operation Care International main page

Robin Valetutto
Hi, Jean Robb here. This story comes to me from  Robin Valetutto (Dfw Sports-angel) and KVCE Station GM & Sports Dir. - Sports Talk Radio Personality on AM1160 at KVCE AM1160-. Ron Valderrama and I  had the pleasure of being on Monday nights " INSIDE THE GAME"  with Robin and co-host Willie Martin

Robin Valetutto, Ron Valderrama and Jean Robb
Robin invited me to an event on Saturday. Operation Care International "The Christmas Gift" is just days away. The irony of a difficult economy is that more people need help and less people are able to provide help. All charitable organizations are feeling the pinch this year. Donations of all types for the Christmas Gift are down across the board. OCI is expecting 11,000 to 15,000 impoverished children and the homeless at the event this year. But, we may not have enough items to distribute to everyone without your help. We need immediate funds and donations so that OCI can provide needed items to our guests this Saturday.
Here's all the information you'll need to get involved!
 Please click on the link above to see what will happen for the day. Really something to see!

Christmas Gift
The homeless are the guests of honor at the nation's largest birthday party for Jesus, celebrated the third Saturday of every December at the Dallas Convention Center. We provide evangelism, prayer and foot-washing, as well as gifts of socks, shoes, coats, clothes, personal care products, food, medical services, free phone calls, job counseling, education, housing, personal makeovers and haircuts. During the 2010 event, 11,000+ homeless people were served by 3,300 volunteers, representing 130 church groups.

Here’s what is needed this week:
Cash donations will help OCI purchase the items needed. Click here to find out how to give.
New Men’s and Women’s Shoes: Tennis shoes, working shoes, and work boots are needed. No dress shoes, women’s shoes with heels, etc. Men’s sizes 10 and above. Women’s all sizes.  New Children’s Shoes: Tennis shoes for children are preferred. New Blankets and Sleeping Bags: New Only: A very important need for those on the street.

New Children’s Toys: Age categories of ages 3-6, ages 7-10, and ages 11-14. Personal Care Products: Toothpaste, toothbrush, wash cloths, shampoo, conditioner, hand/body lotion, combs, hand sanitizer, soap, men’s shaving razors, and feminine hygiene products. Used prescription eye glasses and reading glasses: Children’s prescriptions glasses are especially needed.

 Bring your items to our warehouse until Thursday, December 15, 
or bring them with you to the Dallas Convention Center on 
Friday or Saturday.
Warehouse address:
EXL Exchange Logistics / 3113 Glenfield Avenue Dallas, Texas 75233, 214.333.3221

Dallas Convention Center Address:
650 Griffin Street, Dallas, Texas 75202

If you have questions please call Operation Care at 972.681.3567, or Gary Daniels at 940.395.9512.

Click here to download a ‘Urgent Needs’ pdf that you can email to others.

Read below to find out more about the 2011 Christmas Gift:

Operation Care International’s (OCI) 8th annual Christmas Gift 2011, described as the ‘nation’s largest Christmas party for the homeless”, will be held at the Dallas Convention Center on Saturday, December 17, 2011. The address of the Dallas Convention Center is 650 South Griffin Street, Dallas 75202. OCI utilizes the efforts of thousands of humble and caring volunteers in partnership with charitable organizations, church groups, sponsors (corporate, small business and individuals) and donors to give a Christmas Gift to the homeless. Food, clothing, and services are distributed to the homeless men, women and children in a festive, comfortable and safe environment. Six months prior, planning begins in order to coordinate materials and thousands of man hours of effort required to create a special day for the homeless and families in need. Guests and volunteers alike agree that the “Spirit of Christmas” is present, beginning to end. We need your help! Together, we can make a difference in lives and our community.
Click here to find out how you can be a part of Christmas Gift 2011.

How to Volunteer!
Volunteer serving in Children's Footwashing
The effectiveness of any nonprofit organization resides in the compassionate dedication of the volunteer group. From the very beginning of our ministry, Operation Care International (OCI) realized that caregivers like you, become an invaluable resource. OCI has developed the understanding that an informed volunteer provides benefits to both the leadership team and our guests. So, with that in mind OCI selected a software package from Volunteer2 © that not only allows OCI, the best method to contact you (once registered), but your skill set and preferred area of service. Please follow the instructions listed below, and bless you for enabling OCI to minister to others through your efforts.
1. Click here to register which should take you to “”, select “I would like to volunteer-Sign Up”.
2. The next action would be a “Sign In” page, and if you need to create a “sign in” to become an OCI volunteer, please select and click on “No”.
3. You will be asked a series of questions on the next few pages that will assist the OCI administrator on how to better understand your contact information and personal preferences, allowing your skills and talents to be effectively used in service to our Lord. Please provide as much detail as you are able.
4. Only the OCI administration team will have access to the information that you enter; and if needed, you can update or delete the data at any time thereafter.
5. Reminder: Please click on “Save and Continue” or “Save” at the bottom of EACH page.
6. After completing your profile and signing up for the initial activity, you can then return to the activity list to sign up for additional activities.
7. Please record your user ID and Password (this can be changed later). Now, you can return to the listing of current activities and make any change to your profile as needed.

Operation Care International
P.O. Box 224136
Dallas, TX 75222-4136

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