Outreach events allow WSP members to share our mission with their local communities through participation in National Service Days, environmental education events, volunteer restoration and clean up projects, individual classroom visits and informational fairs.
Every outreach event is a chance to educate community members on watershed and salmonid habitat restoration, whether it is through informal conversations during National Service Days or formal education at a community event. Wearing WSP-logo AmeriFlair is a must when participating in outreach events, as members are acting as a representative of WSP, the CCC and AmeriCorps while claiming hours. The visible representation of these organizations is a great way to engage directly with community members and spread the WSP mission, as well as a way to garner volunteer support for ISPs.
Outreach events must meet the following guidelines:
- Non-political and non-secular in nature
- Does not include fundraising
- Within the member’s community (if not, members must obtain pre-approval from their region’s Project Manager)
- National Service Days may not be served with your placement site
- Pre-approved by the OTL or Southern Region TL
National Service Days:
All members must complete four hours of volunteer work within their community within one week of the four National Service Days.
- Make A Difference Day (October)
- Martin Luther King Day (January)
- Caesar Chavez Day (March)
- National Volunteer Week / Global Youth Service Day (April)
Mandatory Regional Outreach Events:
All members must participate in the mandatory event(s) designated for their region.
Other Outreach Events:
If a member would like to participate in an outreach event that is not included in the pre-approved section of the Outreach Matrix, they must submit a completed ‘Request for Outreach Participation’ to the appropriate TL a minimum of two weeks in advance, as well as completing an ‘Outreach Event Evaluation’ after completion of the project.
All members must submit an Outreach Log for every event/National Service Day in which they participate.
WSP Newsletter / Tributary Tribune
All WSP members must make at least one submission to their regional issue of the Tributary Tribune.
The Tributary Tribune is published three times during each term of service, with each issue highlighting a different WSP region. All members within the featured region must provide at least one contribution which may include picture, artwork, poetry, stories, reflections and general informational articles. Members are encouraged to be creative with their submissions, and include a brief explanation of any pictures or artwork that they submit.