HeroesHappen.com is a compilation of all the wonderful nonprofit organizations Aprilanne Hurley has worked with over the years as a TV news reporter and television producer together with her idea of creating a “match-making” site geared towards individuals looking for more meaning in their lives through volunteering and giving back through community service. Site visitors can be confidant in knowing Aprilanne has either personally or professionally worked with every organization recommended on this site.
HeroesHappen.com is a unique “Volunteer-Opportunity-Match-Making” resource tool designed with people of all ages in mind! The best part is – whatever your interests are - there is a good chance a volunteer organization is waiting for you to apply your passion and skills to help them with their mission in serving the community!
Do you love animals, children, people? Are you good with your hands – love to garden – cook – build things? HeroesHappen.com will have a “Volunteer-Op for you!
We are excited for the unlimited, ongoing potential this site offers web-visitors and the community, and will be keeping it fresh and alive with new content and volunteer opportunities as they “happen.”
If you are a volunteer organization looking for volunteers – let us know, we would love to meet you and find out more about the services you provide the community, and if you are interested in volunteering and don’t see something here for you please contact Aprilanne @ firstname.lastname@example.org and we will find the perfect volunteer opportunity to match your interests and lifestyle – that’s Our Mission!
About the photo: Aprilanne took this photo of one of her twin lambs – “Dakota” when she was approxiamtely 6 months old. This photo has not been touched, altered or otherwise adjusted in any way.
Whether you are interested in helping animals, people, or marine mammals like “Astro” featured here – when you give your time and yourself to your communtity you will sucumb to the great feeling known in the volunteer world as the “helpers high!”
Certain times of the year such as “pupping season” pose higher threats to our marine mammals – Contact The Marine Mammal Center at Volunteer@tmmc.org or visit their website @ www.tmmc.org to find out how you can help save a life of a helpless creature today!
Check out the volunteer categories on this site that may be of interest to you and start tapping into those “feel good endorphins” when you do something nice – like volunteering in your community!
Animal shelters and pet adoption organizations around the country offer interested volunteers the opportunity to work with and help rescue and ferral animals in need.If you live in the SF Bay Area and are looking for a great place to volunteer check out The Marin Humane Society located in Novato, CA - which was voted the “Best Place to Volunteer in Marin” by the Pacific Sun.” The Marin Humane Society offers volunteer orientations for community members interested in working with and helping animals.
As this is a very popular “Volunteer Op” there may not always be openings in the training sessions so if working with furry creatures of all sizes and shapes is calling you – Your Mission is to check out the links below and learn more TODAY!
The MHS – “SHARE’ Program - Special Human-Animal Relationships - is a rewarding program offering opportunities to work with animals and seniors in the community.
MHS Youth/Student Volunteer Ops - Very popular so check in often and early each season to find out what Student Volunteer Ops they have to offer.
Could you be ready to deploy on a Search & Rescue Mission 24 hours a day? Do you get stoked by the concept of being ready for anything, attending bootcamp trainings, and going on missions to find lost and missing people “anytime, anywhere, in any weather?”
If you answered yes to the above – Your Mission is to check out the Search & Rescue Volunteer Ops with Marin County Search & Rescue TODAY!
Marin Search & Rescue is a Division of Marin County Sheriff Robert T. Doyle’s Office and is comprised of about 50% Adults and 50% youth members. Applications for Spring 2010 Recruitment are due March 5th, 2010 so if the idea of this Volunteer OP has you packing your “Survival Kit” check out it! Keep in mind, there are required monthly and/or weekly meetings, required bootcamp trainings, and you need to be available 24/7 to respond to a Search & Rescue Mission call.
For the Inside Look at what goes on behind the scenes to keep Marin County safe - check out producer and show host Aptilanne’s Hurley’s: “Are We Prepared?” Video On-Demand below::
If you don’t live in/near the Marin/San Francisco Bay Area and want to look into Search & Rescue Ops in your area check with your local Sheriff’s Department for details on what volunteer resources and recommendations they have for you – and Good Luck!
Does the idea of close encounters with tiny babies and wild life of the cute and furry kind make your heart pound? If the answer is yes “Your Mission” is to Become a WildCare Volunteer TODAY!
You can also Volunteer as a Terwilliger Nature Guide if enjoying the great outdoors is more your style. Orientations are ongoing and like many of the most sought after ‘Volunteer Ops” can fill up quickly so if working with wild life in the great outdoors is your mission – check it out TODAY!