Become a Family Service Group Project Coordinator
After 5 years coordinating Family Service Projects, Lisa Merrill is stepping down. If you love volunteering with your kids, perhaps you’d like to help fill her shoes! Check out what Lisa has to say about this position.
As of June 1, 2012 I will be stepping down as co-chair of the SVP Family Service Group. After 5 wonderful years working with Carol Ryan to plan FSG projects and parent discussions, and special experiences volunteering with many SVP Partners and their kids, it’s time for me to move on.
If you’ve participated in a Family Service Project, you know how satisfying it feels to give back to the community side by side with your children. Now we have another way for you to contribute to SVP and our community -- as an FSG project coordinator!
Even if you haven’t yet been able to participate in a project, this role is an ideal way to “dip your toes in the water” with FSG. We know which projects work well for kids, and have contacts and sample emails. Your role as a project coordinator is to e-mail or call the volunteer manager at the various non-profits we work with to set up a FSG project, be the contact for Partner RSVPs (you do not have to attend the event yourself), then follow up with the non-profit and participating families on event details. If we had two, three, or even five FSG project coordinators who each plan 1 or 2 projects in a 12-month period, it would make light work for the group.
If you’re interested in trying it out, please e-mail Carol Ryan to get started and organize your first FSG project in less than 20 minutes—really!
If you’re interested in a broader role working with Carol to plan new FSG projects with non-profits we haven’t worked with yet and/or topics for SVP parent discussions related to raising compassionate children, we welcome your ideas and energy. The FSG steering committee generally “meets” via quarterly conference calls.
Please help sustain this popular, valued element of the SVP Seattle partnership, which engages 75+ adults and kids each year in community service. It’s fun and rewarding, we promise!