Your Leo Club service project will only be as successful as you plan it to be. You’ve already got the first step covered, which is claiming that you can make a difference in your on the way.
It doesn’t matter how big or small your project will be. The most important thing here is that you want to do your part in improving your community.
If this is the first Leo Club service project you’re going to organize, or you’re in need of a fresh approach, then you’ve come to the right place. Below are steps to help you plan your service project, and make it as successful as it can be.
Pick a program
There are a lot of programs we can initiate to better our community. However, doing everything at the same time may diminish the quality of your project. Moreover, it may burn you out too soon. That’s why it’s best to pick one program first and go from there.
Brainstorm the prominent issues in the neighborhood. You can conduct a survey, research about these issues or select from the news. Identify how you can solve and improve the lives of everyone in the community. Furthermore, consider the skills, resources, funding and people you will need to pull off this program.
Now that you have chosen one program to execute for your Leo Club service project, it’s time to delegate tasks. Teamwork and excellent communication are what will drive your project to greater heights. If you are the leader of the group, try not to do everything yourself. Remember, the people you are working with are also as inspired and as excited to serve your community.
Appoint task forces, from research and logistics to budgeting and marketing. The better delegated the tasks are, the more you can achieve. Make sure that each committee prepares a progress report as well as provide continuous updates. You’ll be more proactive in tackling bumps in the roads.
Public awareness plays a pivotal role in the success of your service project. More people will be aware of what drove you to implement this project. Plus, you now have more community members who want to get involved. Whether you’re taking on local or global issues, publicity helps drive change and spark interest.
Get publicity from your local news station. Prepare a well-written press release, and contact journalists who you believe will be personally interested in your project. Get the word out through social media or make videos for people to watch online.
Have a plan B
Don’t get disheartened when things don’t go exactly the way you want them to. You will encounter problems along the way. That’s why it’s always best to have a plan B. Have a backup plan on how else you can implement the project better.
Remember that you’ve already won half the battle when you decided you want to help. Be patient and persevere through the challenges. You have the rest of your team rallying with you.
Keep the ball rolling
Now, that you’ve got your momentum keep it going, expand your service project into an annual or seasonal event. Work with like-minded people from other communities so you can implement the project elsewhere.
Service is always needed anywhere you go. It’s a matter of sustaining it to progress towards a brighter future.