What is GYSD?Global Youth Service Day……  •Is April 20-22, 2012.  •Is the largest service event in the world.  • Engages mi...
GYSD in El PasoLast year…..  •More than 4,500 youth participated in community  service projects  • Engaged more than 44 yo...
Getting StartedSteps to Success:  •Step 1 – Choosing a project  •Step 2 – Preparation and Planning  •Step 3 – Working Toge...
#1 - Choosing a Project                  Inspiration      Project                   Issues      Solutions                 ...
#1 - Choosing a Project
#2 - Preparationa ProjectChoosing and Planning   • Planning Team Structure   • Project Collaboration   • Project Plan   • ...
#2 - Preparationa ProjectChoosing and Planning   • Sample Schedule of Events   • Sample Transportation Schedule   • Sample...
#3 Working TogetherCommunication is key!!  •Speak up!  •Invite team members to share their  skills, experiences, and resou...
#3 Working TogetherExpectations - Create a structure that setsyour team up for success. Clear expectationsand follow-throu...
#3 Working Together
#4 Gathering ResourcesInvestigation  • Budget - Determine expenses (if any) for  materials, equipment and services you wil...
#4 Gathering ResourcesPreparation and Planning  • Fundraising - Hold fundraising  events, submit grant applications and  a...
#4 Gathering ResourcesRecognitionRecognize and thank all funders prior to and during yourGYSD project.   • Place funders’ ...
#4 Gathering Resources     Say Thank You.
#5 – Mobilizing VolunteersPrior to the project   •Determine how many volunteers you need for   your project   •Write a bri...
#5 – Mobilizing VolunteersProject Day   •Register and check in volunteers   •Provide a volunteer orientation   •Perform a ...
#5 – Mobilizing Volunteers      Say Thank You.
#6 – Engage a ProjectChoosing the Public •Social Media •Provide press releases to the local media – be sure to include the...
#6 – Engage aChoosing        Projectthe Public
More information:www.unitedwayelpaso.orgJoin our Facebook Group – Search for “Global YouthService Day El Paso”Join the pla...
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Global Youth Service Day is the largest youth service initiative in the world. The following presentation is designed to help you plan and implement a project.

for more information visit www.unitedwayelpaso.org.

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Gysd 2012 presentation

  1. 1. What is GYSD?Global Youth Service Day…… •Is April 20-22, 2012. •Is the largest service event in the world. • Engages millions of youth all over the world to improve their communities through volunteerism and community service. •Is carried out in over 100 countries. •The only global day of service dedicated to children and youth.
  2. 2. GYSD in El PasoLast year….. •More than 4,500 youth participated in community service projects • Engaged more than 44 youth organizations to participate in Global Youth Service Day •Projects included clean-ups, non-perishable food collections, garden planting and family shelter renovations. •Project conducted a Kick-off celebration that was held on April 15th at the Chamizal National monument.
  3. 3. Getting StartedSteps to Success: •Step 1 – Choosing a project •Step 2 – Preparation and Planning •Step 3 – Working Together •Step 4 – Gathering Resources •Step 5 – Mobilizing Volunteers •Step 6 - Engage the Public
  4. 4. #1 - Choosing a Project Inspiration Project Issues Solutions Assets Needs
  5. 5. #1 - Choosing a Project
  6. 6. #2 - Preparationa ProjectChoosing and Planning • Planning Team Structure • Project Collaboration • Project Plan • Project Planning Checklist
  7. 7. #2 - Preparationa ProjectChoosing and Planning • Sample Schedule of Events • Sample Transportation Schedule • Sample Site Map • Kick-off and Celebration Activities
  8. 8. #3 Working TogetherCommunication is key!! •Speak up! •Invite team members to share their skills, experiences, and resources. Everyone has something to offer. •Lead by stepping back •Encourage your team with praise
  9. 9. #3 Working TogetherExpectations - Create a structure that setsyour team up for success. Clear expectationsand follow-through are important. •Clearly explain and write out guidelines and instructions for all tasks. •Commit time and energy to do the work. •Take responsibility seriously. •Seek to involve everybody on the team.
  10. 10. #3 Working Together
  11. 11. #4 Gathering ResourcesInvestigation • Budget - Determine expenses (if any) for materials, equipment and services you will need to complete your project, such as tools, transportation costs, and promotional materials. •Development – Research sources of funding and materials
  12. 12. #4 Gathering ResourcesPreparation and Planning • Fundraising - Hold fundraising events, submit grant applications and approach potential donors and sponsors. •Record Keeping - Keep a record of all donations and in-kind support for the project. Inform the community of your fundraising progress.
  13. 13. #4 Gathering ResourcesRecognitionRecognize and thank all funders prior to and during yourGYSD project. • Place funders’ names and logos on your website, on GYSD t-shirts, event signs and flyers. • Acknowledge funders during the GYSD kick-off activities and closing celebrations. • Provide funders with an opportunity to speak at your GYSD event. Your supporters often make terrific guest speakers.
  14. 14. #4 Gathering Resources Say Thank You.
  15. 15. #5 – Mobilizing VolunteersPrior to the project •Determine how many volunteers you need for your project •Write a brief volunteer description •Create and follow a recruitment plan •Once recruited, keep volunteers engaged and informed
  16. 16. #5 – Mobilizing VolunteersProject Day •Register and check in volunteers •Provide a volunteer orientation •Perform a mid-project assessment of volunteer activities •Ensure volunteers have the necessary supplies and that their needs are met
  17. 17. #5 – Mobilizing Volunteers Say Thank You.
  18. 18. #6 – Engage a ProjectChoosing the Public •Social Media •Provide press releases to the local media – be sure to include the 5Ws: •Who •What •When •Where •Why •Take pictures and videos •Hold a Kick-off or Wrap up event and invite the public
  19. 19. #6 – Engage aChoosing Projectthe Public
  20. 20. More information:www.unitedwayelpaso.orgJoin our Facebook Group – Search for “Global YouthService Day El Paso”Join the planning coalition – First meeting is:Wednesday, October 19th - 6:00-7:00pmChild Crisis Center – 2100 N. Stevens Street

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