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Jean Robb

Volunteer your remarketable gifts and become more marketable!

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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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Blue Butterfly Village ~ Building a community for homeless female veterans

Blue Butterfly Village in the San Pedro neighborhood of Los Angeles where women are getting the chance to re-build their lives after defending ours.

Blue Butterfly Village is a 73-unit 2BR townhouse community located in the San Pedro area of Los Angeles. Former Military housing, all 73 units are now subsidized for homeless families. Veteran families receive a preference for 61 of the units. 12 units are reserved for families eligible under the MHSA program.

U.S. Secretary of Veteran Affairs Robert A. McDonald and Los Angeles City Mayor Eric Garcetti were on‐site for the ribbon cutting and to oversee the delivery of the keys to Blue Butterfly’s first residents. Other dignitaries included Congresswoman Janice Hahn and Congressman Ted Lieu.  Los Angeles City Council Member Joe Buscaino served as Master of Ceremonies at the May 5, 2015 opening event.

The community will provide an idea clinical environment, encouraging wellness and independence. The idyllic setting, combined with full service support is a unique model that is the first of its kind in the nation. Each unit is fully furnished and all utilities are included in the rent.  Amenities include in-unit laundry, garage, children’s play area and walking path and community rooms,.

Blue Butterfly Village is also home to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Protected Palos Verdes Blue Butterfly Sanctuary.  
Funds raised will help cover the operating costs of after-school programming, weekend workshops and summer programs, which include experiences that broaden girls’ horizons and counter stereotypes, curricula built on research that provides age-appropriate knowledge and builds skills, and hands-on, challenging, and fun activities that encourage girls to embrace learning.
Girls Inc. of  Los Angeles is a program of Volunteers of America Los Angeles (, and benefits from it’s 100+ year standing in the community as well as programming, evaluation and strategic development expertise and administrative support.
​ ​Girls Inc. of Los Angeles is in the home stretch of a 5-year rigorous study for the Office of Adolescent Health. During this final year, they are gearing up for a relaunch of Girls Inc. with the enhanced programming of the Girls Inc. Experience. The  goal is to serve more girls in more neighborhoods throughout LA.

Special thanks to The Home Depot Foundation

Description Blue Butterfly Village is a 73-unit two bedroom townhouse community located off Palos Verdes Drive North in the San Pedro area of Los Angeles. All 73 units are subsidized for homeless families. Veteran families receive a preference for 61 of the units and twelve units are reserved for families eligible under the MHSA program. Each unit is fully furnished and all utilities are included in the rent. Blue Butterfly Village is also home to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Protected Palos Verdes Blue Butterfly Sanctuary. Amenities A garage Private office/meeting space Community rooms Meeting/conference room In-unit washer/dryer Children's play area Community walking path How to Apply Each Volunteers of America property has its own leasing office and its own application process.Please contact each property directly if you or someone you know is interested in applying for an affordable apartment in one of our communities. The property staff can answer your questions regarding apartment availability, rent, income requirements or restrictions and how to obtain an application to apply for housing. - See more at: 


We couldn't realize our mission of strengthening our community and uplifting the human spirit without the kind support from insightful and caring folks who value the gift of giving, and who live by The Golden Rule.


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