Winnipeg, Canada, March 28, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Lauren Kennedy had just graduated with a Degree in Fine Arts. She knew that undertaking real-world graphic design projects would serve to build her portfolio and enhance her resume. Although unfamiliar with online volunteering, Kennedy then living in Toronto, leaped at the opportunity to help a charity a thousand miles away. And almost four years later, and now living in the United States (Boston), Kennedy still continues to volunteer online with Macdonald Youth Services (MYS), a Winnipeg (Canada) charitable organization.
And what attracted this Fine Arts graduate to volunteer online with MYS:
"... it is really easy, they're a great group to work with, they allow me to be as creative as I want to be... and let me have a good say in what is going to get published and what is going to get printed, it's just a lot of fun, and of course they're a great group to be associated with they're doing a lot of good things for the kids out there...," said Kennedy.
"As well as being very creative, Lauren has been extremely flexible over her four years of online volunteering with us," stated MYS Online Volunteer Program Developer Randy Tyler. "Whether designing a brochure, poster, advertisement or annual report, Lauren has delivered impact promotional tools for us," added Tyler.
To listen to John Small's Skype to land line interview with Lauren Kennedy, please download the mp3 file (5.27 MB) from the following URL (John Small, an audio producer from South Dakota, is one of MYS's highly-skilled online volunteers):
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Macdonald Youth Services (MYS), a 77 year-old trusted and respected registered charitable healing and support agency based in Winnipeg, Canada, provides a variety of innovative and leading programming for thousands of Manitoba’s young people on a yearly basis. MYS has been successfully utilizing highly-skilled online volunteers from around the globe to enhance their programs and services since 1998.
For Further Information:
Randy Tyler, Volunteer Co-ordinator/Webmaster
Macdonald Youth Services