Do you want to help Lead on Project day?
Team Leads are The Project’s event staff. They are one of the most valuable pieces of this event, because it’s the Team Leads who are really in charge on event day. It’s a great opportunity for leadership experience, extra safety and facilitator training, and for a bigger piece of the action on Project day. A full training curriculum is provided for each Team Lead area, and all meals are provided on Project day.
We have recruited, accepted, and trained 113 fabulous Team Leads so far – we’re looking complete the team! Applications for Team Lead positions are NOW OPEN for SPRING 2014!
For Project 2014, Team Lead positions will be available in the following areas:
Senior Team Leads
Senior Team Lead positions are an advanced leadership option for veteran Team Leads looking to expand their experience and expertise. Senior Team Leads will attend a specialized training session, and then will assist with one session of training for all other Team Leads in both Fall and Spring. Senior Team Leads will also lead Team Lead groups at sites on event day and will be responsible for managing personnel changes throughout the day as necessary.
1. Site Leaders (100-130) – Site leaders will manage all aspects of a work site, including: volunteer and site contact communication, volunteer safety, tools and supplies, completion of work at the site, pre/post shift volunteer reflections, site reports and pictures, and the overall volunteer work experience. The goals is to have one site leader for every 15 volunteers on event day. Site leaders will have 2 tracks: Site Logistics and Volunteer Education.
- Site Logistics (80-100) – Site Leaders who choose Site Logistics will gather all the job details, measurements, supplies needed, and location information about their worksite. They will make and maintain contact with site coordinators, and will direct volunteers in completing their work on event day.
- Volunteer Education (20-30) – Site Leaders who choose Volunteer Education will welcome all volunteers to their worksites, and will give volunteers a brief history of the site and its role in the neighborhood. They will also run a brief reflection after each shift to answer volunteer questions and emphasize the importance of each volunteer’s contribution to the event. Team Leads will also help to educate all other Team Leads about the Holly Street/East Cesar Chavez community.
2. Volunteer Check-In (10) – Check-In Team Leads are responsible for organizing and staffing the check-in tables on event day, confirming/overseeing waiver signatures, distribution of t-shirts to volunteers, communication with bus drivers and bus Team Leads, and providing work site maps/addresses to volunteers.
3. Buses/Transportation (10) – Bus and Transportation Team Leads will be the main line of communication between registration and the site leaders. They will ride the buses that transport volunteers, helping drivers hit the right bus stops, navigate, provide information, lunches, and thank-you gifts for the bus drivers.
4. General Information and Parking (20) – General Information Team Leads will be the first to answer any and all volunteer and community partner questions on event day. They will staff the information tent throughout the day, and will – on a rotating basis – direct both on-foot and vehicle traffic near headquarters, make and hang all event signage, and welcome VIPs to the event.
5. Kick-off and VIP’s (10) – Kick-Off/VIP Team Leads are the official hosts of the events for city officials and speakers who welcome the volunteers before each shift. They will create displays, videos, and schedule for the kick-off program on event day, welcome VIPs to the event, host executive briefings for VIPs and press following the kick-off program, and assemble and distribute press packets for the executive briefing.
6. Tools and Supplies (10) – Tools and Supplies Team Leads will manage storage, acquisition, and return of tools for the event, manage tool distribution (check-out and return) of tools on event day, manage supply movement between sites and from headquarters, and maintain a system of communication between site leaders to allocate supplies most efficiently.
7. Community Fair (10) – Community Fair Team Leads will help to plan and staff the Community Fair. Team Leads will help organize performers, vendors, and food distribution, will help with event set-up and breakdown, will answer attendee questions, run raffles and contests, and be a resource to all volunteers and event attendees.
8. Media (5) – Media Team Leads will focus on publicizing, documenting, and putting out live updates of the event from event headquarters. Team members will travel across the worksites to take before and after photos, and on event day will take photos of work in progress.