VOLUNTEER INFORMATION
CROSSROADS TO RECOVERY
WWW.ILLSTANDBYYOU.COM

NEEDED -
FUNDRAISER COORDINATOR
OFFICE HELP (FILING ETC.)
WEBSITE DESIGNER AND OR HELP WITH UPKEEP
HELP WITH FUND RAISERS (WHEN THEY HAPPEN)
HELP FINDING PEOPLE AND ORGANIZATIONS TO WRITE TO FOR GRANTS
HELP IN WRITING GRANTS
HELP WITH FINDING INFORMATION ON A VARIETY OF SUBJECTS

If you would like to volunteer, you need to fill out an application and answer a few questions about yourself. So if you want to volunteer let me know and I can get that to you. There are meetings periodically for all volunteers.
If you would like to come and see what we are planning just let me know.

Suicide is now the 2nd leading cause of death for teens in Minnesota. As far as I know, there are 14 teens and young adults who commit suicide everyday in the USA alone.

I have been interviewed by MIX 104 - Carmen and Chris in the morning, WCCO AM Radio, KARE 11 News, and I was on WCCO 4 News on September 3, 2001. We need to get our message out. Teens need our help!

Everything listed here is up to you whether or not you would like to volunteer. If you have any other ideas, or perhaps one you would like to work on, just let me know. It doesnít matter to me if you volunteer once, for an hour, or for a long period of time. If you do really want to get involved, I would like to set up a monthly meeting which would be mandatory. That way you can stay up on what we are doing and if there is something you would like to help with.

Julie Flynn President/Founder
Email - illstandbyyou@attbi.com
Yahoo - illstandbyyou2
AIM - illstandbyyou2



Volunteer Opportunities

Message Boards

This can be done from your home or wherever you have a computer. You need to register to start posting, the info on how to register is on the message board page. If you are interested in helping, email me and I will provide you with the rules I follow.

If you donít find the answers you are looking for on my site, www.save.org has great information. It would be helpful (when you have the time) to learn a little bit about the different mood disorders. There is a link to them under my depression page. I will hopefully soon have fact sheets on the different disorders and antidepressants.

FUND RAISERS

1. The Great Grove Get-Together - June 9th in Cottage Grove (DONE...WENT VERY WELL!)

2. Benefit Concert - July 7th at the VFW in Cottage Grove (DONE)

3. Walk and Benefit Concert at First Ave in Mpls - Sept. 16th (We had the Concert at The Quest but there was no walk this year)

We will be having other fund raisers, but these 3 are the main ones which we have to prepare for in advance.

Benefit Concert (KARE 11 has offered to advertise along with MIX 104 Radio Station) I will be interviewed again in May on MIX 104 to talk about the concert.

I am not sure yet how big this will be, but it will be held in Cottage Grove at the VFW. We will need help the day of the concert for a number of different things, including decorating. The last meeting will be held for this on July 1st. Let me know if you want to volunteer for this.
(DONE - WENT WELL!)

IN JULY OF 2001, MIX104 INCLUDED US IN THEIR CHARITY MARATHON. THEY RAISED ALMOST $10,000 FOR OUR CAUSE! THIS WILL BE AN ANNUAL EVENT...IT WAS A LOT OF FUN AND WORK!

Walk (KARE 11 will advertise as well as MIX 104, and possibly WLTE) The walk never happened, would like to have one September of 2002.

We did have a benefit concert at the Quest on September 16th. It went well but the turn out was small due to the terrorism of Sept. 11th.

Grant Writing

I now have my non profit 501 ( c)(3) status. I am waiting for my Minnesota tax exempt number and I am a Legal Corporation in Minnesota. I need to start writing for grants and funding. If you are interested in helping to write and or find addresses for people and organizations to write to, let me know. If you know of someone or a company we should write to just let me know.

Another thing I haven't had the time for lately, is searching the Internet for different things. I still need to add pages on Abuse (verbal, physical,sexual) and Drugs and Alcohol. I may also be adding one on teen pregnancy and safe sex, I'm not sure. I need the internet searched for good sites on these topics so I can pick and choose what I want to add to my site. If interested just let me know.

NEEDED -
FUNDRAISER COORDINATOR
OFFICE HELP (FILING ETC.)
WEBSITE DESIGNER AND OR UPKEEP OF SITE
HELP WITH FINDING INFORMATION ON A VARIETY OF SUBJECTS

Thank you so much for helping, I could never do this alone. Julie