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1 Zeak T. Naifeh Director of Student Activities Cameron University MLK Day of Service

2 Planning Process Formed a Committee ▫Dean of Students ▫Director of Student Activities ▫Director of Student Development ▫2 students ▫Director of United Way ▫City of Lawton Representative ▫MLK Celebration Committee Representative Started meeting in October Meet every two weeks and then more as needed

3 Planning Process Website ▫Used for volunteers to sign up online  ▫Tracked:  Special skills, number of volunteers per group, any request for projects, any limitations, etc. ▫Gave general and updated information about the day as it came closer to time

4 Finding Projects Brainstormed list of ideas and contacts the group new of Used local United Way Narrowed the list down Contacted each agency on the list Pre visit to see what exact work would need to be done and number of volunteers Revisited past locations- big projects ▫Boys and Girls Club- cleaners, organizers, helpers Made a list of goals at each site

5 Projects- sample Boys and Girls Club Lawton Food Bank Children’s Shelter Habitat for Humanity Salivation Army Battered Women’s Shelter Cameron Campus- i.e. painting fire hydrants

6 Recruiting Volunteers s List serves Flyers Phone Calls Personal visits Student Organizations ▫Any special talents- i.e. Art Guild City of Lawton Youth Services Coordinator s

7 Volunteer Sources PLUS Athletics SGA/PAC Housing CU Faculty/Staff Student Organizations Greeks Lawton/Ft. Sill Community Family Members

8 Planning Process Set registration deadline ▫Or else its on going and never ending, but build in some flexibility for those who just show up Matched volunteers to sites Follow up s/calls to each volunteer periodically and then days before to verify Held an organization day Friday before the actual day with team leads Each site needs a team lead who has been involved in the process- student/faculty/staff/community

9 Funding/Budget 2009 ▫Grant- $1,000  Used to buy materials for project site ▫Salivation Army- $1,000 ▫University Cash-$875  Food, drinks, promotion  Things that directly benefited the students ▫University In-Kind- $1,015  Transportation, staff time ▫Total Spent- $2,875

10 Funding/Budget 2010 ▫Grant- $500  Used to buy materials for project sites ▫University Cash-$1,038  Food, drinks, promotion  Things that directly benefited the students ▫Local Lumber Co. Donation- $257 of supplies ▫Carpet Co.- $175 of carpet ▫University In-Kind- $2,660  Transportation, staff time ▫Sites purchased their own supplies/materials ▫Total Spent- $1,538

11 Carrying out the projects Met with each site several weeks out to see how many volunteers they would actually need and to verify the actual project(s) Had a CU staff member at each site Hospitality crew to check on each site Hired photographer to document the day’s activities

12 Documenting Keep track of numbers, especially if you have grant funding Get photo releases/labiality waver ▫We did on sign in sheet Hard to get everyone to sign in, that’s why it is important to have team leads Feedback, still working on a good system

13 Misc. Safety Issues ▫Some we turned down due to skill level, etc. Seek out other sources of funding ▫Most agencies don’t have the money to do most projects Great with publicity ▫Great for CU ▫Helped with future years Tie it in with something ▫We invited the volunteers to our afternoon MLK Celebration panel presentation Reflection at lunch ▫Something easy to facilitate Video presentation of pictures

14 Results 2009 ▫275 unduplicated volunteers  185 college  35 faculty/staff  10 adult community  45 youth community  1,598 volunteers hours ▫1 project site ▫8-1:30

15 Results 2010 ▫394 unduplicated volunteers  241 college  34 faculty/staff  38 adult community  81 youth community  1,970 volunteers hours ▫16 project sites ▫8-1

16 Questions & Answers

17 Contact Information Zeak T. Naifeh Director of Student Activities Cameron University


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