To prepare you to lead your respective volunteer teams to fundraise their participation fees (€2995) and €100k in total for Suas Overseas Partners to help them to serve the children in the communities in which they work.
By the end of today we will have:
Updated you and ‘reconnected’ you to the Volunteer Programme and Suas Overseas Partners
A basic but clear understanding of how Suas is working with its overseas partners to help them meet their challenges and the role that volunteers will play in this.
Introduced you to your Volunteer Programme placement teams
Outlined specific responsibilities of the role.
Shared concerns and set expectations of each other for the role
Covered basic skills and supplied you with the resources required for you to do their job successfully
Agreed next steps over the coming weeks with each other
To lead your individual VP 09 teams in successfully raising their Participation fee and mentor them to collectively raise approximately €100K above the participation fee between February and May in order to support quality education programmes in India and Kenya.
Use your own positive experience to enable volunteers to envisage & connect with Suas Overseas Partners
To share ideas, experience and success stories with volunteers and one another.
To identify and share any potential issues/concerns at an early stage
Be personal, be passionate and be persuasive: Giving is not a rational process. Our hearts rule our heads for the most part. People are much more likely to give if they are moved, if they are involved, if its a favour.
Be creative : Focus on recession proof businesses. Higher volume, lower value donations.