Stream Team Captains
- Coordinate with Team Up staff all information needed for work day
- Greet and register volunteers
- Give a short safety talk to volunteers
- Explain project overall restoration or enhancement goals
- Instruct volunteers in planting techniques and weed removal methods
- Organize volunteers into work parties
- Provide assistance, guidance, and encouragement to volunteers
- At end of work day gather and store tools and materials on-site
- Thank volunteers
Register for Training:
Stream Team Captain Trainings typically take place two to three times per year. Please check back for upcoming trainings or contact Steve Kennett at 503-844-9571 x318 or email@example.com
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Frequently Asked Questions:
- Do I have to attend all sessions of my selected training?
Yes. Each training session covers different information that is crucial in preparing you to lead a volunteer event.
- Will I have to lead an event by myself?
Don’t worry. Before you lead an event we highly recommend that you attend an event that is being led by someone experienced. Team Up staff will provide you with a schedule of these events. After this, most events you lead will be a partnership with another Stream Team Captain. If the work party for a particular event is small enough, however, it is possible you will be asked to lead an event on your own.
- How long are the events and how many will I be asked to lead?
The events are on Saturdays in the fall, winter and spring. They go from 9am-12pm, but you will need to get there early and possibly stay to wrap things up after volunteers leave. We ask that you donate 12 hours of service after the training (this includes your first event where you simply observe), which amounts to about 3-4 events a year. You are always welcome to volunteer for additional work days!
- What happens if someone gets hurt?
We will go over what to do in an emergency during the training. Team Up staff will always be available by cell phone if you have a question during the event day.
- What kind of continued support will SOLVE provide?
You are welcome to attend the Stream Team Captain training as often as you like to refresh your knowledge. Advanced Stream Team Captain trainings will be offered periodically, which will provide further education by local experts about the restoration process. Also, additional educational and networking opportunities, such as tours or presentations that cover various environmental topics, will be offered throughout the year. In addition, SOLVE offers a Volunteer Action Training that might interest you should you decide to tackle a cleanup or restoration project of your own. This is a free training on how to recruit volunteers and organize a project that enhances your community. At our end of the year celebration, you will have a chance to get together and talk about your successes and share stories with other Stream Team Captains.
Questions? Feel free to call Steve at 503-844-9571, or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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