Example: Honors Contract Proposal & Timeline
For my Honors contract in P105: Giving and Volunteering in America, I will conduct a philanthropic service learning project. For this project, I will gather, inform, and lead a group of IUPUI student volunteers in the upcoming Walk to Defeat ALS. This even is run by The ALS Association to help raise funds to allow local chapters to sustain care services and support research. In conjunction to organizing the volunteers, I will organize a walk team. Goals for this project include: acquiring at least 20 volunteers, a 10 person walk team, and raising at least $500 to be donated to the ALS Association.
The Walk to Defeat ALS takes place on Saturday, September 27 at White River State Park. The ALS Association needs volunteers for three different times. Setup teams will need to be at White River State Park at 7 a.m. Event volunteers will need to report at 9:15 a.m. Teardown teams will need to report around 1:15 p.m. Students may volunteer for one, two, or all three shifts. These three groups will be led by me throughout the day. I will design and distribute flyers throughout campus with my contact information for those interested in walking or volunteering. I will also conduct a meeting to provide additional information about volunteering and the walk team. During this meeting I will hand out important informational packets and answer any/all questions. This 30-40 minute meeting will help me demonstrate a leadership component and gain experience in management.
To ensure this is a successful event and service opportunity, I will have an open dialogue with the Indiana ALS chapter. This includes making several trips to their office for sit down meetings and phone calls to ensure I am following their guidelines as I am the face of their organization at IUPUI. I will also be keeping a detailed journal of my daily activities as they relate to the process of setting up and running the philanthropic service learning project and will write a final reflection of four pages drawing on concepts and material from the course.
September 2: Formalize honors contract
September 6: Communicate with ALS Association
September 9: Design marketing materials including: flyers, email communication, social media, and a marketing plan
September 12: Hold informational meeting
September 13-19: Conduct additional recruitment
September 13-26: Fundraise with the walk team
September 27: Day of event
September 29: Thank and recognize volunteers
October 20: Submit final reflection paper. The entire Honors Project will be worth 150 points of 18% of the final course grade.
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