Club Community Service Project Coordinator
Purpose: To assist club members in planning, conducting, and evaluating a club community service project. To assist with the processing of the experience with members as part of the overall experience.
Success Criteria: The successful completion of a club community service project where the members were actively involved in the planning, conducting, and evaluation of the activity.
Assist club in doing a needs assessment to determine needs in community.
Assist club in surveying members to determine interest in and abilities to use in conducting a community service project.
Assist club in listing possible community service options and then in deciding which project to pursue.
Assist club in developing a plan to conduct a community service activity. The plan might include the following:
Assist club in conducting community service project as planned. Monitor the activities taking place and make adjustments as needed.
Assist club in documenting the club's efforts with photos, videotape, and written notes. Be sure to have media release forms signed by all participants.
Assist club with publicity to share the project's success.
Compile a written summary report for the club.
Evaluate the experience with the club afterwards to discuss the successes and shortcomings as well as ideas for improvement or repetition. Use the experiential learning model to provide time for reflection by participants of the experience.
Target Dates: At least two months prior to community service activity through completion and wrap up of the event.
The Kids Can Help Book by Suzanne Logan is published by the Putnam Publishing Group. It gives suggestions of ways kids can help the homeless and hungry, the elderly, the sick or disabled, other kids in need and the planet and animals. This resource is probably available in your local library but can be purchased for $9.95 at a bookstore.
Children as Volunteers: Preparing for Community Service by Susan J. Ellis. This is available through Energize, Inc. (215) 438-8342.
Club community service committee
Report to: Club organizational leader
For Questions, Contact: Club organizational leader; Club executive committee
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