I hope this message is finding you all well. For those of you who don't know me, my name is Johanna, I'm from California, and I worked this summer as a support person on the Costa Rica team. This year, along with ten other GL volunteers from Costa Rica, Nicaragua and the US, I am in a new GL leadership program called Global Leaders. (Please see our recent e-newsletter for more info.) In Global Leaders, I am holding the role of Co-Director of GL's School Enrichment Programs. Part of this new job is to coordinate U.S. volunteer recruiting. My experience thus far with Global Learning has been incredible and I'm psyched about getting the word out about GL to potential new volunteers.
Would you be willing to help recruit new volunteers for GL this year? Your promotion and energy are the key to creating a large and diverse applicant pool. Thank you for doing your part!
Recruiting is a rather simple process that is very well supported by GL documents. From emails to professors to a sample 3-minute talk, we have templates. The only thing you need is your enthusiasm for GL and the desire to share this experience with other people. Recruiting is the most important thing we do all year. It forms our teams and it is thanks to these teams that our programs run.
What follows below is an overview of the GL recruiting plan in the U.S. from now until applications are due on February 28, 2010. The timeline is a suggestion, a template of what has worked in the past.
If you are interested in recruiting, which I hope you all are, please send me an email letting me know and I'll keep you informed and send you more detailed information as needed. I encourage you all to take the initiative to be regional recruiting coordinators and lead the effort in your area.
I look forward to working with you all in your recruitment efforts this year!
Co-Director of Global Learning School Enrichment Programs (USA)
Recruiting General Timeline
We had our first training for the US directing teams on the East and West Coasts and set concrete goals for making this year's team diverse not only racially, ethnically and socio-economically, but also in the variety of campuses represented.
We are updating the written information we'll use for recruiting in the coming months.
Volunteers across the U.S. will start planning the informational meetings to be held on our campuses in November (finding a space, putting up flyers, getting the word out).
U.S.-based volunteers will be emailed documents (flyers, email templates, written info to distribute, etc) and Power Points to use when recruiting.
Volunteers in the U.S. will email program info and the 09 application to our friends, family, campus clubs, electronic bulletins, and list serves.
We'll continue to organize on our campuses and publicize the open (informational) recruiting meetings to be held this month.
We will hold the informational meetings.
We will contact professors in order to make 3-minute presentations about GL in our classes and at least 5 classes that are not ours.
We'll continue with classroom visits.
We will contact spring professors about visiting their classes at the start of the new semester.
We will send emails to the interested contacts we've collected from our class visits, with GL information attached and a reminder that applications are due in February.
We will plan for class visits in the spring semester.
We will make 3-minute presentations about GL in our classes and at least five classes that are not ours at our college.
We will make class visits on a nearby college in order to increase the diversity of schools that GL volunteers attend.
We will send emails to the interested contacts we've collected from our class visits, with GL information attached and a reminder that applications are due soon.
Applications are due February 28. Selection interviews will be held February 28 to March 18.