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Neighborhood Volunteer Training: Recruiting Volunteers

Date and time: 
July 27, 2011 - 7:00pm

Saint Olaf Church
2901 Emerson Ave. N.
Minneapolis, MN

Directions: Take I-94 westbound. Exit at Broadway. Turn left onto
Washington. Go north to 26th Ave. N. and turn left. Go west on 26th Ave. N. to Emerson. Turn right. Go north two blocks.

The Minnesota Center for neighborhood Organizing is offering in-depth training for neighborhood volunteers. The training gives participants the opportunity to get individual direct hands-on help for specific neighborhood projects.  Do you need to get more people involved in your organization?  Raise funds for a project?  Clean up a problem property or close down a drug house?  Organize a well-run and energized neighborhood meeting?  Do outreach to immigrants in your community? You can get help for your project at this training.

This in-depth graining is designed to help volunteers learn organizing fundamentals and apply them effectively to their community groups.  The training  combines comprehensive coverage of organizing basics, trainings individually tailored to the individual needs of each volunteer and group, long-term follow-through, and group support from fellow neighborhood volunteers

The training will take place once a week on Wednesdays for five weeks, beginning July 27, 2011. The first topic will be RECRUITING VOLUNTEERS.  Other topics will be chosen by the participants and can include such areas as:

*Leadership development
*Grassroots and foundation fundraising
*Running effective meetings
*Media and communication
*Issues Identification and Organizing
*Organizing under-represented groups

These trainings will be given primarily through questions, problem-solving, and direct experience. 

If you are interested in participating, or have questions, call Jay Clark at 612-625-2513, clark037@umn.edu.

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