SOLV Volunteer Action Training workshop, two sessions offered. Sign-up now!: Nov 2, 2010

11/02/2010 - 9:00am
11/02/2010 - 3:00pm
SOLV Volunteer Action Training workshop, two sessions. Sign-up now: Nov 2, 2010 AM/PM. SOLV, It's our nature to volunteer. Info here!
It's our nature to volunteer

SOLV Volunteer Action Training
Tuesday, Nov 2, 2010

Two sessions: Watershed basics, Recruiting & fundraising
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When: Tues Nov 2, 2010
      • 09:00AM - 11:15AM Morning
      • 11:45AM - 03:00PM Afternoon
Where: Metro Regional Center
Room 401
600 NE Grand Ave
Portland OR
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SOLV is pleased to announce that a Volunteer Action Training has been scheduled in Portland on Tuesday, November 2nd. Learn how to effectively organize an environmental project with volunteers to meet needs in YOUR community. This workshop is designed for people organizing volunteer projects around SOLV’s four project types: litter and illegal dumpsite cleanup, invasive plant removal, native tree and shrub planting, and maintenance and monitoring of watershed restoration sites. If you’ve already participated in a training with SOLV or are currently coordinating volunteer projects, please feel free to join us for a refresher course or pass on this announcement to help recruit the next generation of leaders!

Two sessions offered

The workshop is being delivered in two sessions with different but complimentary material. Topics in the morning include watershed basics as well as envisioning and defining your project. The afternoon session will cover managing and recruiting volunteers, finding sponsors and fundraising for your project, working with the media, and project logistics for the day of your event. Participants may attend one or both sessions.

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This workshop will be particularly useful for anyone interested in organizing a project for SOLV IT, SOLV’s Earth Day event in April. This is your opportunity to become a SOLV project coordinator and to apply for assistance for your volunteer project! SOLV provides free project planning assistance, a project planning resource guide, event flyers and pre-event publicity, online volunteer registration, and cleanup supplies. SOLV also has a limited number of small grants of up to $100 for reimbursement of qualifying project expenses.

This workshop is FREE to participants who plan to coordinate a SOLV project in their community within one year (fee-based training is also available with no project requirement). The workshop provides training, resources, ongoing project support, and covers a wide range of topics, including how to:

  • Envision and plan an environmental volunteer project
  • Add new energy to volunteer projects
  • Recruit new volunteers and prevent volunteer burnout and other common problems
  • Approach and work with sponsors and the media

Feel free to invite any coworkers, friends, and/or volunteers you work with on a regular basis.


Contact Brett Lyon, SOLV Outreach Coordinator by phone at 503-844-9571 ext. 332, or email