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Hero Volunteers

helping the homeless

motivation in schools

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local communities

INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER DAY @ HUMANUTOPIA

Our opportunity to raise awareness of volunteering

Tuesday 5th December 2017 marks International Volunteer Day.  It is an opportunity for volunteers, and volunteer organisations, to raise awareness of volunteering.

The act of volunteering is found in all cultures, languages, and religions. Each year, hundreds of millions of people volunteer their time and skills to help make the world a better place. When they volunteer they help to improve the life of others.

On 5th December people around the world will be volunteering. We would like utilise our Team Heroes to raise awareness of the homeless on this day.

humanutopia have a growing force of Heroes around the country it is our intention to have all the Heroes who participate in ‘Heroes Helping the Homeless’ come together and take part and be a part of something very powerful.

We will be asking Heroes to arrange a collection of unwanted clothing for their local homeless shelter. humanutopia will support all schools in the organisation of this event.

This will be the first of many as humanutopia plan to make international volunteer day an annual event and we are so excited to have your support and encouraging the Heroes to volunteer and participate on this project.

We will give you the layout on how we would like the project to be organised so that its done in a systematic way and so that the distribution of the bags of kindness will be delivered on the exact same day up and down the UK.

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AIMS OF VOLUNTEERING

Growing confidence and responsibility

The Heroes will grow in Confidence individually in giving Hope to others and helping make the world a better place.

All Heroes who volunteer to participate each will have a role/responsibility to work individually and as part of a team, communicating, listening, organising and working to a deadline.  Heroes will all have to work on the Relationships they have with each other, offering support where needed to ensure all deadlines are adhered to.  The experience’s gained will be invaluable and will add to their very own practical skills and employability.

To volunteer and give something to the homeless in the community at a time when Christmas is on the horizon and the weather starts to turn cold without judging why people are homeless, just spreading a little Happiness and giving unconditionally will be a rewarding and humbling experience.

VOLUNTEER ROLES

Organisation, Planning & Commitment

Heroes to nominate a team leader to oversee all areas/roles/responsibilities.

Heroes to liaise and organise transportation for the day through the school for the bags of kindness to be distributed.  Depending on size on mini-bus allocate individual Heroes to go along on the day to meet the homeless and hand over bags.

Heroes to contact the local newspaper/radio stations to inform the local community and promote the school on its investment in the Heroes on their journey in helping others in the community.

Heroes to contact and source the local homeless hub to request permission to visit on the 5th December to distribute the collected items and to request permission to take photographs on the day.

Heroes to take photographs on the day.

Heroes to locate a specific collection point and time not interfering with the school day to collect clothing, separate and package into bundles, for example small hoodie, small joggers/pants, small coat, hat, scarf etc.  It will be easier to identify a small person, medium, large and give them a bag containing those sizes.  Shoes can be tricky but can always be swapped around by each other.

Heroes to compile un-bagged, leftover clothing in bin bags to be taken to local charities.

Depending on how many Heroes wish to take part depends on how many Heroes we can put into each role.

humanutopia will provide the bags to be used to pack items in.

SUGGESTED ITEMS TO COLLECT

Please ask for clean and usable items only

Warm Coats

Warm Hats, Scarves, Gloves

Jumpers/Hoodies

jogging Bottoms/Jeans

Socks

Shoes/Trainers

Sleeping Bags

Unfortunately, Heroes will not be able to supply every homeless person with a bag of kindness so they can ask in the letter requesting items of clothing that if anyone who does not have items of clothing to give, to donate £1.  All monies raised can be used in a thoughtful way (to be decided) and presented to the homeless hub as a gift to all.

PROJECT LEAD

Katie Evans

Katie Evans will be available to liaise with the designated lead teacher/team leader to ensure everything is on track.

Katie will provide a standard letter for the homeless hub for each school to adapt together with a letter to be sent out to all parents explaining the project and dates for collection.

For more information contact Katie katie@humanutopia.com

PIONEERING UK EDUCATIONAL AGENDAS