Blog the Change and National Volunteer Month

April is National Volunteer Month

April is National Volunteer Month – a time to celebrate ordinary people doing extraordinary things to improve communities.  April 15th is also the next Blog the Change Day, and we as bloggers can use that day to spread the word about National Volunteer Month and highlight some of the wonderful volunteers who help animal shelters, rescue groups and other animal-related charities Be the Change for Animals!

To Blog the Change on April 15th:

1.) Grab the badge.

Paste the code from’s sidebar to your blog’s sidebar. This lets folks know you’re taking part and how they can too.

2.) Tell others too!

Post this on Facebook and Twitter:

April 15th: BE, BLOG AND READ THE CHANGE FOR ANIMALS – Get the badge & spread the word! #BtC4A

3.) Post your blog entry on the 15th.

Write about your favorite volunteer, rescue group, shelter or other cause.

Need more ideas? Revisit previous posts on

4.) Add your link on

On April 15th at 12:01 AM EST, a link list will appear below. Add your blog’s name and post URL – not your main domain – so others can find and support your cause.

5.) Share the goodwill.

Read listings throughout the day and offer help or encouragement where you can. Share your favorite posts on your social networks (Twitter hashtag #BtC4A).

Extra credit:

Click “Get the Code” at the end of the list and paste it at the bottom of your blog post. While not required, this places the list on your site too, generating traffic to and from your page for the sake of the animals your post supports.

Join Team BtC on April 15th to Blog the Change and help spread the word about National Volunteer Month!

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