Creating a Cycle of Volunteerism / by Anthony Schmiedeler

This is the full presentation I created with my team for the Dreams Need Commitment program at Gillis Center.

Gillis didn't have any issue getting volunteers to help but retaining them was difficult. To address this issue we wanted to create a more personal relationship with the volunteers by using the children's artwork that calls to a potential volunteer's own aspirations. We also wanted to take advantage of the ways they connect with other people in their life by using social media (a largely unused resource by Gillis). We hope this program will create a cycle of lasting volunteers by inspiring the children they help to help those that come after them.