Volunteers: The Heartbeat of the Network
We are drawn to the Dances for many reasons - music and movement, sacred phrases, devotional prayer, the experience of unity - and from that we become involved in a widespread community of kindred souls. If you want to broaden your sense of community, and deepen the scope of your involvement with the Dances, consider becoming a volunteer for this organizational network that supports the work (and play) of the Dances in North America.
Sky Majida, previously the Volunteer Coordinator and Recording Secretary for Dances of Universal Peace, North America region, said, "When I took this job, I didn't know much about the region and I had no idea what I was getting into. Now I have Dance friends all across the continent. I learned that when we take on a new role, it can lead us to places and situations we never would have expected to go, and that when we're open to it, it brings us to new heights of growth and joy that we never imagined when we first said 'yes'. I feel so blessed because of my work for the Dances". Perhaps volunteering for the Dance network would open up similar blessings and opportunities for you.
How You Can Help
Skills that would be greatly welcomed right now are grant writing and fund raising, social networking skills on the internet, and public relations skills in networking and writing. Computer skills and email ability are definite assets. The most core of the "skills" is, of course, the open heart and the desire to serve, so don't despair if the above-mentioned ways to help don't fit you - there's always room for a willing and enthusiastic volunteer.
If you are interested in serving the Dances in North America, please consider the following, in addition to the above:
Submitting articles and photos (especially photos!) for the NA Newsletters. Contact the NA Newsletter Coordinator for more information.
Helping to develop ways to support local Dance Circles and/or take the Dances further into the world, and working with outreach projects.
Helping plan and strategize on how to hold a North American Dance camp.
Contact DUPNA for more information.