Thursday, July 31, 2008

Creative Help for Rescuers

I was recently informed that a new organization of volunteer creative professionals was created to provide services for animal welfare organizations.

If you have a rescue organization that is need of professional creative services -- such as web design, writers, logo design, photographers, editors -- be sure to read Linda Formichelli's note below:

I recently started an organization called Creative Professionals for Animal Welfare (creativePAW). The organization's mission is to help animal welfare organizations find creative professionals (such as writers, editors, illustrators, photographers, and web designers) who are willing to do volunteer work to help with the orgs' marketing, education, fundraising, and PR efforts. These creative professionals help animal welfare organizations publicize their causes and educate the public about homeless pet issues. Our volunteers can create newsletters, websites, logos, brochures, press releases, and more. (Note: Our volunteers typically work remotely over the Internet and are not available for in-shelter work.)

I announced the new website in mid-February, and we already have more than 600 volunteers -- writers, web designers, videographers, editors, illustrators, photographers, PR people, and even actors and voice talent. If you could use the services of any of these volunteers, please sign up (it's free) to search the volunteer database. Before you sign up, please read our 'How We Work' page to learn more about how we can help you. creativePAW's website is

If you do end up contacting a volunteer through creativePAW, be sure to mention to the volunteer how you found him or her. Also, please keep creativePAW updated on any volunteer projects so we can post about them on the site!

Linda Formichelli *

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