Zambia’s Scholarship Fund Volunteer Ideas
Organize a street yard sale, make signs of teachers teaching in village schools in Zambia so people can see how bad the schools are there. Make sure they know all money raised will go to children in Zambia.
Put a school bus on your desk, teachers & families make a jar that looks like a school bus they put it on their kitchen counter or desk at school for 1 year. It says “Help us Send a Zambian Child to School” (it is a change collector and it is surprising how much change you can collect in a year).
Organize a musical concert, people love music & musicians love to play this can be a battle of the bands using high school musicians, or college musicians or arrange for a local musician to play at a college or high school auditorium. Out side at a park is great too, keep tickets at $5.00 to $10.00.
Be a guest speaker from the ZSF All schools have yearly fundraisers, women’s groups, rotary clubs, civic clubs, churches, family party’s all are looking for guest speakers, if you invite a representative from the ZSF we never ask for donations so people will not feel uncomfortable.
Sponsor a student as a group project, if you cannot afford to sponsor a student alone do it as a family project or as a church project.
Contact giving foundations: (consider foundations that have assets of one million up to five million and donate ten thousand up to one million each year to charities, these foundations do not have a website)
- What to send Send a copy of Foreign Flowers, a cover letter, a pamphlet, a DVD, etc.
- How to send First look up the name (take the time to look at each 990 to see if they help outside of the USA) Site for looking up foundations: National Center for Charitable statistics http://nccs.urban.org/ http://nccsdataweb.urban.org/PubApps/statePicker.php?prog=geoCounties¶m=q keep a list of who you have sent to Handwrite the name, under the name write “or current address” then the address
Contact large foundations (a large foundation has assets of over five million and donates over one hundred thousand up to ten million yearly to charities these usually have websites and require an application form be filled out. Applications can be submitted on line or in the mail)
Send letters/emails/books/DVD’s to prominent businesses
Make a phone call or a personal visit to local doctors, lawyers, dentists; as a personal visit is always better than a phone call. See Barbara Fuller about a poster they can hang up in their office.
Contact High schools and Jr. High schools A personal phone call is most effective, find a contact person to work with get them to commit to a personal interview or commit to watching our DVD after the interview you can ask them about doing a fundraiser
Contact people organizations such as retired teachers associations, local clubs such as women in business, state education associations and civic clubs, national clubs such as Rotary, or NEA every county has their own groups, they all need a guest speaker each month volunteer to be their guest speaker
Make your own delightful presentation Contract to speak at schools, clubs, family reunions, churches. We will give you a sample power point or slide show you may use it or make your own.
Write and submit to government grant agencies
Organize a musical event this can be done on a high school level, college level or even at the park, you can sell tickets or set up tables to display students to sponsor, pamphlets and donation bottles.
Hold a volunteer meeting at your public library We can give you all the information or we can arrange for on of our staff to come as a guest speaker.
Sit at a booth for the CFC or other organizations where a table is set out with promotional posters and pictures. You can have all pictures and posters made off our gmail account and Peggy can send you a power point slide show to use on a screen or you can show parts of our DVD
Invite people to be a sponsor you can encourage by words or with a flyer to give the gift of a student to prominent business owners such as Dentists, Doctors, Lawyers, etc.
Gather names and email addresses for our quarterly newsletter if you have not seen our newsletter ask for a copy they are beautiful and inspiring we can send as many email newsletters you can get us names and addresses for.