Service Learning Workshop CIP Council IP Activities - 29th January 2014 What is SL exactly??? Service Learning -Alleviating a problem in the community -Assimilating knowledge to become a more mature individual Individual Types of SLPs Volunteering Groupinitiated Team Classinitiated CCAinitiated How to find a beneficiary? Children Disabled Sickly Environment Animals Financiallydependent 2 Rules of Thumb 1. Willingness to join the cause 1. Does your team believe in the beneficiary’s causes? 2. How about your passion to serve them? 2. The beneficiary’s needs – Your limits 1. What do they really need? 2. Can you provide for them? Experiential Learning Cycle How do you plan to help your beneficiary? Can it work effectively in the long run? Is your action really meaningful to them? Project Keep in Touch Wordasment Challenge 6 Tips to a good SL Project 1 The PEEP model P eople • Consider the parties involved • Take care of their well-being at all times E nvironment • Assess the possible risks at the event location • Prepare for wet weather E quipment • Ensure every piece of logistics is working fine beforehand P rocess • Adhere to the school guidelines • Practise effective communication with your group 2 Grants • Provide your group a seed fund -so you can worry less about not having enough $$ for your programmes! • Some popular ones include: o Citibank-YMCA Youth for Causes (YFC) Programme o Young ChangeMakers (YCM) o SHINE Youth Festival • Visit our website to find out the full list of grants 3 Publicity is King • Publicity avenues: o o o o o Bridge announcements EMB message CIP website (cip.hci.edu.sg) CIP noticeboards Posters, t-shirts, merchandise, etc. 4 Volunteer Management 1. Contact details • Do you have the basic contact information of all your volunteers? • Do they acknowledge/reply your messages? 2. Briefing • Do your volunteers understand their roles during the event? 3. Feedback • Survey forms • Group Reflections conducted by SL team members 5 Fundraising: The 30-70 Rule • 30/70 Fund-Raising Efficiency Ratio • The formula is given below: • E = Expenditure 6 Keep your mentor updated! Your mentor (both external and internal) are able to: Spot potential loopholes in your plans Improve areas of your project given their experiences Give you even more tips Workflow for Service Learning Projects Group SL: Students from same / diff CG in HCI / other JCs CG-initiated SL: Students from same CG CCA-initiated SL: As a CCA group Team leader to initiate SL project & upload proposal on ISP 2-4 weeks before start (Status: Pending) To amend CIP Unit to approve (Status: Approved) / reject (Status: For Amendment) proposal on ISP To amend CCA teacher to approve / reject proposal on ISP Team Leader to add names of OT members & / volunteers on ISP and submit all consolidated consent forms to SL mentor SL mentor to approve / reject list of names on ISP based on consent forms received Team to proceed with project and meet up with SL mentor regularly to update progress Within 1 month of completion of project, Team Leader to complete a Team SL survey, upload softcopy of Final Report & update status of project to “Completed” on ISP and submit hardcopy of Final Report to Mr Nah / Mrs Chong of CIP Unit (Status: Completed) OT members & / volunteers to complete an Individual SL survey on ISP Team Leader to key in service hours for team on ISP and submit endorsement letter from beneficiary to College Reception to be scanned CIP Unit to endorse CIP hours on ISP (Status: Endorsed) Note: Sections highlighted in orange indicate action required by student SL proposals Why is it important A 1. Allows you to crystallise your vision of your project B C 2. Gives your mentor and all teammates a common understanding of the project 3. Serves as a roadmap along the execution of your project •Service Objectives •Learning Objectives •Details of Organizing Team members •Name of SL TeacherMentor •Budget & source of funding •Volunteer recruitment plan & management What? Why SL? How? When? •Detailed project timeline & activities Final Report Content • Effective summary of your project -Rationale/Aims -How you have served • Reflections -Pen down your thoughts and takeaways as a group • Provide media (photos/videos etc.) -As evidence + memento’s sake! • Statement of Accounts -Logistics purchases / Any form of expenditure For more information about CIP @ HC, please visit cip.hci.edu.sg Thank you!