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Serve to Lead
Transcript of Serve to Lead
Things to Consider....
How to get started! Agenda Serve to Lead is a component of PLP for all first year students.
Complete at least 40 hours of service
Choose a nonprofit or a local school
Continue service throughout academic year
1. Learn about issues and meet people in the community
2. Develop as individuals and leaders
3. Inspire your Community Change Initiative (CCI) for sophomore year The Basics 1. Punctuality
2. Excellence and thoroughness at service responsibilities
3. Clear and open communication regarding schedule
Take initiative in finding your role (what work needs to be done, how you can be of best help!) Expectations of Students 1. Create a document outlining responsibilities prior to the start of volunteering - Provide clear expectations
2. Quarterly feedback for student
3. Provide at least one opportunity for student to see inner workings of office - i.e. Board meeting, Budget meeting, Staff meeting, etc.
4. Sign hourly log Expectations of Sites Community Partner
Service Sites ... small Porter Hospital
The Children's Hospital Health/Science Services 1. Qualifications for Serve to Lead sites:
Nonprofit or local school
Serve for a minimum of 7 months
At least 40 hours of service work
Have a supervisor who will discuss your progress and experience quarterly
Meet a need in the Denver community
2. Turn in "New Site Proposal" form
Must be approved by Mimi in the PLP office Colorado I Have a Dream Foundation
Gold Crown Enrichment Program
High Point Academy
The Bridge Project
The Gathering Place
South High School: The Future Center Education/Tutoring/Mentoring Cafe 180
Cooking Matters Food/Nutrition Littleton Immigrant Resources Center
Somali Community Center Immigration/Intercultural Outreach Habitat for Humanity Housing different site? Serve to Lead sites can be "messy" at times:
Expectations and responsibilities may be unclear
Supervisor may not always be present
Scheduling issues may arise
Understaffed and overworked
Clients may be different than you (culturally, socioeconomically, value systems, etc.)
Nonetheless you are still expected to:
TAKE INITIATIVE and make it work! Things to Consider.... You may NOT switch sites once you have chosen.
If there are serious issues, come talk to Mimi. Switching Sites Select a site carefully as you will be there all year long! 1. Take a look at partner site descriptions
Based on interest, passion, goals, and helpful future connections
2. Learn about service partnerships
Directly with the agency
Through a site visit
3. Choose a site
Contact the site (maybe multiple times)
Find out when you will start and what your weekly volunteer hours will be How to get started... To Do.... 1. Research sites
2. Pick ONE site
Set up first visit in October and frequency
3. Deadline: October 2nd (Week 4)
Stop by Mimi's office and tell IN-PERSON where/frequency
4. Each quarter:
Set-up feedback with your supervisor
Log hours with "Tracking Service Hours" Form
Give to professor at end of each quarter PLP Website www.du.edu/leadership Resources for current students
Forms and documents Questions? Contact Mimi!