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May Common Ground E-Newsletter

2013 May 30

A Volunteer Experience Like No Other

Summer is here, and while we have interns arriving each week, we could sure use help from those Vote Smart members who are looking to pair a vacation with good works. Whether you have watched our introduction video or visited us in the past, you should know that our research headquarters are uniquely nestled in the high peaks, lakes and streams of the Continental Divide, at the Great Divide Ranch in southwestern Montana.

We are in particular need of member volunteers who:

  • Are familiar with the web

  • Do not mind data checking (the work can be monotonous, but always crucial)

  • Are available during our toughest months (August and September), when the workload is heavy and most of our student interns must return to school

  • Are willing to help with in-house mailings

  • Can help with basic maintenance; fencing, painting, cleaning, mowing, etc.

So if this sounds like something that would interest you or someone you know, please email us at, or give us a call on 406-859-8683. If you're unable to come out and volunteer, but would still like to help, please consider donating and become a member. We appreciate all the help we can get.

We hope to see you this year!

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