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Non-Profits: How to get Involved

The LWRBA Community Engagement Committee would like to offer assistance in planning your Alliance Gives Back activity. Because things change daily, we suggest that you have a back-up plan to avoid any last-minute scrambling.

We’re confident that with effective and detailed planning, our third annual Alliance Gives Back event will be fun, safe and successful. Remember that the goal is to create relationships with engaging, mission-driven activities – AND – to foster those relationships with post-event follow-ups, check-ins and future volunteer opportunities.

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Activity Suggestions

OPTION A:
A traditional, in-person project

If activities involved in your project include social distancing, mask requirements and all other up-to-date government and CDC COVID-19 guidelines, you may wish to host an on-site event. Each project should include fewer than 10 volunteers at a time.

You may also work with corporate volunteers on an off-site (still in-person) event such as painting rocks or creating emergency supply kits for your nonprofit.

OPTION B:
A virtual, digital event

Create a virtual event using Zoom, Google, Skype or Facebook Live to offer volunteers a way to safely connect, engage and interact.

Examples include:

  • Arts & Crafts:  Nonprofit will provide supplies which can be picked up in advance (or give a list of supplies for volunteers to purchase). Set a time for volunteers to connect to your Zoom meeting.

      • First 5 minutes for overview and mission statement

      • Second 5 minutes to give instruction

      • The rest of the time used to interact, chat through the project, have snacks, answer questions about the nonprofit, etc.

  • Read to Kids: Ask volunteers to choose their favorite children’s book to read to one or more kids online.

  • Correspond with Seniors: Ask volunteers to write uplifting, encouraging notes with favorite quotes, stickers, cute pictures or simply by saying, “Hi  – we’re thinking about you.”

OPTION C:
Drive or supply

Give corporate volunteers the option to host a drive for your current needs.

  • Eg.: company asks employees to collect cleaning items, clothing, books, etc. OR nonprofit sets up a “registry” on Amazon where volunteers can purchase items which are sent directly to you.

  • Give corporate volunteers the option to say “thanks” to your employees and volunteers by providing lunch or snacks sent to your office from a local restaurant.

If you have additional ideas, we’d love to hear them!
Whatever your choices, let the Community Engagement Committee assist. We’re here for questions, advice, or just to lend an ear. Email us at info@lwrba.org.


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