This week, SARA hosted two Outreach Volunteer Trainings and started planning our outreach efforts for the remainder of the summer and beginning of fall. But what does outreach even mean and what would volunteers be doing? Outreach means different things to different people and organizations. To SARA, outreach means connecting with other organizations, groups, and individuals in and around our community to share ideas and foster collaboration.
This connection can take many forms. Outreach at SARA can look like meeting with local non-profits, businesses, and similar groups to discuss what each of us does and how we can better support each other, setting up information tables at events, posting flyers on community boards, hosting educational talks, and staying connected with others across the state via social media.
SARA strives to form genuine, engaging, and authentic relationships with the community because that is the people we serve. Understanding the identities, backgrounds, and needs of our clients is essential to trauma-informed care.
Outreach volunteers work with SARA to expand our reach in the community, to discuss all the services SARA offers at the various events we attend, and to identify communities that we do not have as many connections with and assist in filling the gaps in our outreach.
If you have questions or are interested in becoming an outreach volunteer email Katie at email@example.com.
Upcoming outreach events:
Saturday, July 24 4-9pm: Tabling at MinPin Skate Competition at SK8 Nelson Skate Park
Saturday, July 31 8-12pm: Women Empowerment Event at the Center
Friday, August 13 5p: Slinging beers at Friday’s After 5 at Ting Pavilion
Wednesday, August 25 6-8p: Dab for Good at Random Row Bingo