Storytelling

Help Youth Volunteer Corps of Hampton Roads enhance their annual reports, grant applications, and other marketing materials with compelling narratives about their organization’s mission, activities, and achievements.
Youth Volunteer Corps of Hampton Roads
Newport News, VA, USA
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Youth Volunteer Corps of Hampton Roads
Newport News, VA, USA

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Posted March 17th

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What We Need
  • A compelling narrative, or set of stories
  • Persuasive copy that can be used in appeals to donors, annual reports, grant applications, and media relations
  • Popular examples: Organization's founding story, a program achievement or milestone, a look back at the past few years, organizational backgrounder, etc.
What We Have In Place
  • We currently have a lot of information about our non-profit, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have project specific stories and outcomes, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $2,397 , allowing us to channel those funds towards other operating expenses.

We are putting together our first-ever annual report and we are looking to convey our non-profit's story in a compelling way.

Project Plan

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Prep: Information Gathering
  • Volunteer Manager and Professional discuss the objectives of project and key audiences
  • Volunteer Manager provides Professional with relevant background materials (e.g., annual reports, white papers, brochures, organizational history)
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Milestone 1: Storytelling Framework
  • Professional presents and discusses primary story angle(s) to the Volunteer Manager
  • Volunteer Manager facilitates interviews between Professional and individuals willing to share their story (if applicable)
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Milestone 2: Document Creation
  • Professional shares draft with Volunteer Manager
  • Volunteer Manager provides Professional with up to two rounds of feedback
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Milestone 3: Wrap-Up
  • Professional submits final version
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About The Org

Youth Volunteer Corps of Hampton Roads
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Noah H.

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Our Mission

OUR MISSION: We create volunteer opportunities to address community needs and to inspire youth for a lifetime commitment to service.

Youth Volunteer Corps has four goals:

1. To engage youth in service projects that are challenging, rewarding, and educational.
2. To serve the unmet needs of the community and its residents.
3. To promote among youth a greater understanding and appreciation for the diversity of their community.
4. To promote a lifetime ethic of service among youth.

What We Do

Youth Volunteer Corps of Hampton Roads (YVCHR) has been providing young people with meaningful opportunities to make a difference since 2009. Since that time, over 2,600 students between the ages of 11 and 18 have served over 66,000 hours in our community, positively impacting over 50 non-profits and other recipient agencies. We connect youth to projects that are supervised and facilitated by YVCHR staff; team leaders incorporate team-building activities, service-learning lessons and time for reflection into each volunteer experience. Within this framework, youth learn the importance of volunteering and elevate their own self-confidence and self-efficacy in the process. By serving in a variety of settings and with diverse populations, our participants gain career-readiness and life skills, develop cross-cultural competencies, and are inspired to embrace an ethic of service that extends into adulthood.

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