To help everyone understand how the “day on” of giving should work, below is additional guidance and frequently asked questions.
If you have suggestions for additional volunteer projects, fill out the form provided or send an email to email@example.com. Your suggestion will be reviewed and considered for addition to the list of options.
All projects should be reviewed for age appropriateness when students or children are involved.
As a reminder, for projects represented as “drives” schools may not be in a position to collect donated items. Rather, arrangements should be made where possible to deliver items on January 17, 2022 (day on) to the organization in need. We’ll continue exploring how to continue providing volunteer service opportunities after January 17th.
For Volunteers or Project Ambassadors
We’re encouraging volunteers to sign up as a project ambassador; this role may be filled by a student, teacher, parent or other community member. The ambassador role will serve as a point person to coordinate and guide activities as needed for the project listed. While the main focus is to promote the act of giving on January 17, 2022, some projects may require some planning and coordination which can be led by the project ambassador. Where multiple ambassadors sign up for the same project, they’re encouraged to work together (say, within their school, across schools or across the community more broadly).
If younger students (e.g. middle school) are interested in serving as a project ambassador, they’re encouraged to work with an adult (teacher or parent) for additional guidance.
If you’re interested in a project but don’t want to be an ambassador, you can still sign up as a volunteer to show others your interest in helping or contributing to the cause.
The volunteer sign up process is intended to help facilitate the project giving activities across all who are interested. Volunteers are encouraged to work together to coordinate efforts. Once you sign up to volunteer, you may be contacted by the project ambassador with additional details. In some cases, service projects may be supported individually, by a group or both ways. There’s no right or wrong gay to give give back, so don’t worry about how you’re involved
If you’re a student from APS, please do not use your school e-mail address during sign up. This is because there are limitations in receiving emails from non-APS domains. Our primary means to communicate will be done through our firstname.lastname@example.org mailbox. If we send emails to your APS email address, it may bounce back and we won’t be able to effectively communicate with you!
For Teachers or Administration
Teachers are encouraged to review the opportunities available on the service day with their students. This can be used as an opportunity to include as part of your curriculum or social emotional learning discussions with students to educate them on Martin Luther King Jr as a civil rights leader and to convey the importance of giving to others or to help develop empathy.
For Middle or High School students, consider designating students as a project ambassador.
Each school should consider if a project could be across the school at large.
For Members of Parent/Teacher Groups
Members of parent teacher groups are encouraged to review the volunteer project opportunities to determine if an activity could be sponsored or coordinated. Consider working with a parent teacher group from another school on a project to elevate the impact of giving across the broader community.
As a reminder, all volunteer or giving activities must comply with COVID safety requirements.