Group get togethers
Hosting a get together is a great way to get your existing parents and local people through the door and turn them into get-up-and-go-ers' for your Group. They are an opportunity to get those already involved to do more or new adults to join the team - keep your vacancy board handy to grab people’s attention.
This is a great opportunity for you to identify those adults that might be willing to take the 4 week challenge and to sell the benefits of volunteering alongside parents seeing a fun section meeting or event.
You could run these in a number of ways:
- like an open event - run a few different bases to engage with parents at each one
- a separate café where you can speak to parents during an existing event like the AGM
- an opportunity for sections to earn badges
- combine the Bistro, Café and Supper into one event for the whole Group
- use special days like Mothers/Fathers Day, Pancake Day and religious festivals
- Parents or awards evening for giving badges or certificates
Remember to get your young people to help with the running of the event - it can be a fun way to include parents/carers and inspire them to get involved.