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Paimi Council Member (Protection & Advocacy For Individuals With Mental Illness)

Disability Rights Texas

Oct. 1, 2018, 1 a.m. - Sept. 30, 2021, 1 a.m. EDT

About the PAIMI Council ANNOUNCEMENT: Disability Rights Texas, the designated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) system for Texans with disabilities, is currently welcoming nominations for its PAIMI Advisory Council and is accepting applications throughout the coming year for terms beginning Fall 2018. In order to balance our diverse Council, we are especially seeking applications from people in West Texas, or people with a minor child who has received or is receiving mental health services.Members of PAIMI (Protection and Advocacy for Individuals with Mental Illness) Advisory Council reflect the diverse constituency served by Disability Rights Texas (DRTx). We are mandated by the Federal PAIMI Act, the purpose of which is to assist states to establish and operate a protection and advocacy system for individuals with mental illness and protect and advocate for the rights of such individuals through activities to ensure the enforcement of the Constitution, Federal and State statutes. Pursuant to federal statute, the Council "...will advise the system on policies and priorities to be carried out in protecting and advocating for the rights of mentally ill individuals..."Persons with mental illness, family members and professionals are all represented on the Council. DRTx and the PAIMI Advisory Council are also committed to appointing members representative of Texas’ diverse ethnic and cultural communities and makes efforts to ensure the Council reflects different geographic areas of the state.In order to be eligible for membership on the Advisory Council, an individual must reside in the State of Texas, cannot be a relative or significant other of a current Advisory Council member, and cannot be an employee of DRTx.Subject to these limitations, the Advisory Council shall consist of:1. At least one (1) attorney2. Mental health professionals3. Individuals from the public who are knowledgeable about people who are labeled mentally ill, the advocacy needs of persons with mental illness, and have demonstrated a substantial commitment to improving mental health services4. Providers of mental health services5. Individuals who have received or are receiving mental health services6. Individuals who are family members of individuals who have received or are receiving mental health services.7. At least one member shall be a primary caregiver for an individual who is current a minor childTO APPLY: You may obtain an application by clicking on the "PAIMI Advisory Council Application" link below or by contacting Sara Record at (512) 407-2741 or srecord@drtx.org. Please complete and return the application and all required attachments and forms by August 21, 2018.More about the PAIMI Advisory CouncilPAIMI Advisory Council Application

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2222 W. Braker Lane
Austin, Texas 78758

Cat Caretaker And Socializer - Petsmart Catteries, Austin Tx

New Hope Animal Rescue Nfp

July 1, 2019, noon - Feb. 6, 2021, 6 p.m. EDT

CURRENT VOLUNTEER POSITIONS FOR NEW HOPE ANIMAL RESCUE: New Hope Animal Rescue is a 501c3 that saves dogs and cats from kill shelters. We are always in need of dedicated and passionate volunteers to help us save lives! If you have a big heart and passion for animal rescue, we want to talk to you! If you are interested in volunteering, email nhgivelife@gmail.com to start a conversation!CAT CARETAKER AND SOCIALIZER - PETSMART CATTERIES, Austin TX We are seeking cat socializers and caretakers for our PetSmart catteries, which are a critical component of our cat rescue. Training is provided by an experienced volunteer at each location. While we need volunteers to commit to a specific day or days of the week, shifts can be fulfilled during any time PetSmart is open. We just ask that when you commit to a shift, to please give us plenty of notice if you are unable to make it.VOLUNTEER LOCATIONS: PetSmart South Park Meadows - 9300 S IH 35 Frontage Rd, Austin, TX 78748PetSmart Brodie Lane - 5207 Brodie Ln, Sunset Valley, TX 78745DUTIES: Socialize, play with, pet and cuddle cats and kittens.Scooping litter boxesChanging and filling water and food dishesCleaning and wipe down cagesChange beddingSweeping and mopping cattery floorADDITIONAL VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR DOG AND CAT LOVERS: Allergic to cats? Prefer dogs? Don’t want to clean? Have some time you can donate doing computer work or making phone calls? We have many other volunteer opportunities!Pet Profiles: Help our rescued pets get forever homes by creating compelling but accurate pet profiles on PetFinder.com. New Hope provides the basic information while this volunteer would also contact fosters for additional photos and a description of the pet’s personality.Screen Adopters: You can help us identify the applicants we should invest the most time in by doing initial reference checks on applications for dogs and/or cats. We provide you with the list of questions!Foster Animals: Dogs or cats! You can find foster applications here: http://nhanimalrescue.org/foster-information/Adoption Events: Assist us at weekend adoption events in AustinFundraise: Host a fundraiser online or at your home or business - funds are vital to our mission as we pay for medical care, food, cages, bedding and supplies.Give Freedom Rides: We will add you to our list of contacts willing to drive to the shelter to transport animals we have tagged for rescue. There is no better high than giving a shelter pet a freedom ride!

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9300 S IH 35 Frontage Rd
Austin, Texas 78748

Plant a Tree ($1 a Tree)

Brightest (Climate)

Flexible times

Trees are the most efficient, natural carbon dioxide (CO2) absorbers on the planet. Planting a tree helps limit climate change, restart water cycles, keep deserts from spreading, and also provides vital natural resources to local communities. Every time you plant a tree on Brightest, you're making the world a little better (and more carbon neutral), while offsetting your personal carbon footprint. Each tree you plant offsets approximately 1% of a metric ton (MT) of CO2 each year. Healthy, protected trees live to be 50, 75, and often 100+ years old, making them one of nature's most important ecosystem protectors and climate change fighters. For easy reference, planting four to five new trees is equal to taking one car off the road for a year and neutralizing all its emissions and carbon footprint. By supporting this Brightest tree planting project, you'll help protect forest biodiversity, restore degraded land, fight climate change, and promote local economic development in front-line communities. Our partners work with local conservation groups, farmers, and tree planters in Brazil, California, Haiti, Peru, Madagascar, Mozambique, and Tanzania to establish sustainable agroforestry systems using native tree species, create good-paying green jobs, and help protect the local environment. Trees planted through Brightest are planted in partnership with The Brightest Foundation Incorporated, a US 501 (c)(3) public charity, EIN 83-3516335, alongside our local reforestation partner network. Any contribution you make to plant trees with us is tax-deductible within the guidelines of U.S. law.

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Amazônia, Codajás

Be An Advocate. Fight Poverty. (austin)

Results.org (The Power To End Poverty)

Flexible times

Do you wish that you could have a say in the policies that impact millions of people living in poverty here in the United States and around the world? Are you feeling overwhelmed by this political moment? Maybe you’ve been feeling the urge to do something but aren’t sure what...As a RESULTS advocate, you can stand up for issues of poverty, be heard, and make an impact. At RESULTS, we teach you the nuts and bolts of how to do that. We support you to be an advocate.RESULTS is a movement of passionate, committed, everyday people. Together we use our voices to influence political decisions that will bring an end to poverty.As a RESULTS volunteer, you will be an effective advocate in the fight against poverty. Practically, that means:Developing a relationship with your members of Congress so that when you get in touch, they listen.Meeting face to face with your members of Congress and their staff.Writing persuasive opinion pieces in the media.Getting support from your local RESULTS group monthly for training, updates, and action.Being part of a movement of people committed to ending the systemic and structural injustices that drive poverty.No advocacy experience? No problem. RESULTS provides comprehensive issue and advocacy skills training to all volunteers. We’ve been doing this for 39 years, and we know that change doesn’t happen just because we vote. It happens because you tell your members of Congress what you care about and what they can do about it. It happens because you make calls, you write letters, and you meet with decision makers face to face. Change happens because you demand it to happen.What are you waiting for? Step up. Speak out. Become a RESULTS advocate.Learn more at results.org.

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City Wide Opportunity
Austin, Texas 78701

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