Become a KAB Project Leader & Ambassador

Keep Austin Beautiful (KAB) staff is impressed and inspired by volunteers on a daily basis, which is why we are upping the ante on volunteering. Take volunteering to the next level – become a KAB Ambassador. On Thursday, October 28th KAB will lead a FREE 3-hour Volunteer Project Leader Training. Build the confidence, knowledge and skills necessary to lead an effective cleanup, school garden workday, or education activities. The 3-hour workshop will include a 2-hour session on effective project management and a 1-hour breakout session specializing on KAB focus area of your choice: clean, beautify, and educate. All participants are required to lead 2 projects within 6 months of the training.

Leadership Training
Date and Time: Thursday, October 28th, 6:15-9pm
Location: KAB office – 55 North I-35, Suite 235, 78702
Contact: Monica Lopez Magee, at 512.391.0619 or monica@keepaustinbeautiful.org
More Information: www.keepaustinbeautiful.org/VolunteerLeaderTraining1028
To Register: Registration is through the Hands on Central Texas website. Please click on Volunteer Projects in the left bar menu, select Browse Projects, filter by Environment and Travis County, and select KAB Volunteer Leader Training.

2-hour Volunteer Project Leader Training – Learn how you can become a leader & advocate in the community, address critical social issues, & develop the skills, knowledge and abilities to organize projects and lead educational activities in the Austin community. Space is limited to 45 participants.

1-hour breakout sessions provide specialization in the following areas. Space is limited in each session to 15 participants.
• Clean–Is litter a pet peeve that you want to eradicate, or have you already led cleanups but want to take them to the next level? Learn how to get supplies and logistical support, enrich your cleanup with engaging activities, and visit a nearby waterway to identify site logistics, address safety concerns, and spot trash pockets.
• Beautify – School gardens are valuable teaching tools for youth but need lots of maintenance. In this session learn how to conduct a site assessment to identify garden needs, organize volunteers in groups, get the supplies you need, and walk through basics of garden maintenance. For completing the project commitment after the training, trainees in this area may connect with a KAB school garden project or work with a school of their choice.
• Educate – Delve into hands-on activities on compost, bugs, recycling, and litter to prepare yourself to represent KAB while leading tabling activities at school, corporate, community and city-wide festivals and fairs.

All participants are required to attend the full 3-hour training and lead 2 projects within 6 months of the course. The project may be in your trained area or in any of the KAB focus areas. As a KAB Ambassador you are assisting us as we grow our outreach, raise environmental awareness, and support community projects. KAB relies on leaders like you to achieve its mission.

Trained Volunteer Project Leaders are eligible for mini-grants from Hands on Central Texas. Grants are up to $250 and aimed at covering the cost of supplies to carry out an effective second project.

Reserve your spot at www.handsoncentraltexas.org . Registration is through the Hands on Central Texas website. Please click on Volunteer Projects in the left bar menu, select Browse Projects, filter by Environment and Travis County, and select KAB Volunteer Leader Training. You will need to create a login in order to register. More details will be sent to you once your registration is received.

For questions contact: Monica Lopez Magee, KAB Education Program Manager at 512.391.0619 or at monica@keepaustinbeautiful.org.

The Volunteer Project Leader Training made possible by a grant from United Way Capital Area – Hands on Central Texas.