New Volunteers Learn the Heifer Basics

Posted by Amy On Monday, January 30, 2012 3 comments
Ten new Sacramento area Heifer volunteers gathered for a 4 hr. speaker training event on Saturday, Jan. 28, 2012. 

The training included rehearsing a two- minute Heifer speech, observing demonstrations of typical speaking scenarios, and an introduction to available resources. 
Participants made a commitment to tell the Heifer story in a public forum at least once during the coming year. 
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Heifer Volunteer Speaker Training Event

Posted by Heifer Sacramento On Thursday, January 19, 2012 0 comments
Saturday, January 28, 2012
8:30 am -- Noon
Sacramento Public Library, Arcade Branch community meeting room
2443 Marconi Ave, Sacramento 95821

The workshop will be practical and experiential featuring
  • Examples of short 1-3 min introductions to Heifer
  • Time for participants to formulate and practice their own version of what we have historically referred to as "the elevator speech"
  • Demonstrations of some of the creative ways our area volunteers tell the Heifer story to groups
  • Time to review available Heifer resources
The Sacramento Arcade Branch Library is free for our use and provides free wi-fi capability.
We look forward to a great day and welcome those who wish to join afterward for a no-host lunch in the neighborhood.
Questions or to register contact Suzanne Awalt, 916 716-6825 or
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Jan 9, 2012 Volunteer Meeting Summary

Posted by Amy On Friday, January 13, 2012 0 comments
I. Organizational Items 
·         December volunteer hours were submitted
·         New Power Point Projector is almost paid off! Thanks for all the donateions and if you would still like to donate contact
·         Handcart for moving materials has been donated to the group!  Yeah! 
II. Upcoming Events
·         Speaker Training for volunteers Jan 28, 2012
·         UC Global Health Day – Feb. 4, 2012
·         Volunteer Meeting Feb. 6, 2012 with a presentation on Heifer in Tanzania by Jill Kilty-Newburn and news from headquarters by Eliza Penick.
·         Davis Farmers Market – Every third Saturday morning starting Feb. 18
·         Harvest Sacramento – Weekends through Jan and Feb
III. Outreach 
·         Spreadsheet of recent local Heifer activity was discussed. 
·         United Way – We are investigating ways to involve our volunteer group with the state’s Global Impact section of United Way .
·         “One Farm at a Time” event – Spread the word about this event at the Sierra 2 Community Center on January 31st, 6:30-9:00 pm. 
The Sacramento Co-op and Soil Born Farms sponsor it. More information and registration is on line
·         Database – We discussed starting to collect names of local people interested in Heifer International. 
IV. Next Meeting  Feb. 6, 2012 - Campus Commons Board Room at 6:00 pm.
 Don’t miss Jill Kilty-Newburn’s presentation on her study trip to Tanzania.
Eliza Penick will visit with Heifer updates. 

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Speaker Volunteer Training January 28, 2012

Posted by Amy On Tuesday, January 10, 2012 0 comments
Volunteer with Heifer Sacramento in 2012!

Speaker Volunteer Training
Saturday January 28th
8:30 am to 12:00 pm
Arcade Library
2443 Marconi Ave (near Fulton)

Anyone interested in volunteering for Heifer is welcome to join us! Please RSVP to by Friday Jan 20th, 2012.

The speaker volunteer training is designed to deepen your knowledge about Heifer International so you can feel confident sharing Heifer International's mission with the public. The Heifer volunteer group always needs volunteers to promote Heifer International at booths as well as give presentations to school classes, churches, and other community organizations.

For more information please email
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Heifer International on NPR!

Posted by Amy On Tuesday, January 10, 2012 0 comments
The holiday gift giving season is difficult especially when you are buying things for kids and family members that already have everything! Seven years ago Jim Eckhardt came to this realization. Instead of giving each of his seven grandchildren gifts, Jim now donates a farm animal from Heifer International in honor of each child.

NPR interviewed Jim and one of his granddaughters, Lydia, in this 5 minute story. The NPR clip also does an excellent job of describing Heifer International's strategy to end world hunger one community and one animal at a time.

If you missed the live broadcast click on the title of this post and it will take you to the story (

Even if you missed the holiday gift giving season it is not too late. Consider giving Heifer animals as birthday gifts, baby shower gifts, and wedding gifts in 2012!

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