Common Concerns





Volunteerism - General


Ideas for Volunteering

WebWhispers - Write to an officer

IAL - list of local clubs, always looking for active people to run for office.

Newsletters - Write an article, a hint, or a story.  Ask the Editor about the format.  Try Whispers on the Web, the IAL News, HeadLines or your local lary newsletter.

American Cancer Society - local facilities need volunteers

American Lung Association (especially for those who have had lung cancer)

Ask your SLP or MD about helping new laryngectomees or talking to people pre-surgery.

Red Cross

Local Library

Your Church

Another good organization is . They match survivors with patients.

Any local organization that you have an interest in.  There is always to do and people are needed.

Download, print out, and read Dr. Shirley Salmon's Booklet,

"Guidelines for Hospital Visitation for Laryngectomee Patients"


Special Volunteering in Animal Services


We are proud to show you what our WebWhispers member Bob Meister is doing as a volunteer in addition to working with his local club, the Jesse Hart Lost Chord Club of Tarrant County, TX


2013 Volunteer of the Year Bob Meister is a Winning Leader




We are proud to recognize Robert (Bob) Meister as the 2013 Bill McCart Volunteer of the Year for Arlington Animal Services. Bob continually goes above and beyond offering his service and expertise volunteering with dedication and enthusiasm.

As a Lead Volunteer, Bob serves as a trainer for new volunteers, and is constantly striving to find and contribute to shelter operations and service improvements for adoptable animals and visiting guests.

Bob is a tremendous asset to the pet mobile adoption program with his commitment to off-site events and assisting the shelter manager with special projects. Bob’s organizational skills contributed to providing a more efficient check-in process for the animals serviced at the spay neuter and vaccination clinics.

Animal Services Manager Chris Huf f stated, “I wish I could clone Bob and many of our other volunteers to add to the success of the volunteer program“, and “his ideas and innovativeness comes from a history of leadership and experience”.

Staff , volunteers and guests at the Animal Services Center truly appreciate Bob’s hard work and dedication. Bob’s encouragement to staff and kindness to all is a constant characteristic earning him the distinction of Volunteer of the Year.

Congratulations Bob!




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