Care Force provides quality volunteer experiences that become an integral part of our corporate partners’ employee engagement initiatives. Our events inspire people to serve their communities again and again.
Care Force offers the following four standard event types:
Note: Although these are the standard event types that Care Force executes, we are able to customize events to meet your needs.
These events take place at a community partner and consist of projects designed to improve facilities, increase capacity and create more engaging spaces. Our events are designed so that volunteers see a tangible finished product at the end of their service event. Tasks include: gardening, landscaping, painting, and construction.
At these events, we engage volunteers in tasks directly with community members. For these events, we typically leverage the strength and expertise of our corporate partners to benefit the community. These tasks often take place in conjunction with physical service events tasks.
In-house service opportunities are designed to bring service to wherever volunteers are located. At these events, we create team-based service stations to create items that are then donated to a community partner. In the past, we have conducted these events at hotels, corporate offices, and convention centers.
Care Force can scale up and run events on the same day in multiple markets or at different locations within the same city. Care Force has led corporate service initiatives in over 10 distinct locations in multiple countries on the same day.
The organization of people and materials provided were beyond expectations and could not have been possible without Care Force. Our school is so very fortunate to have benefitted by this partnership.
What Care Force provides
A member of Care Force staff to serve as the Care Force Event Manager who will lead your event and advise on all aspects of the volunteer engagement event experience.
Complete event management: Care Force will oversee all event operations and logistics; procure all tools and materials; prepare the service site; lead day-of event programming; and offer guidance on volunteer recruitment and other internal event-related initiatives.
Community outreach and in-person site visits to identify the appropriate organization(s) and location(s) for the event(s). A Care Force staff member will conduct in-person, in-market site visits two to three months in advance of each event. These site visits ensure that we collect all the relevant information on community partner’s and potential project tasks before collaborating to select the right community partner for the event.
Relationship management with the all community partners and stakeholders (schools, community centers, city departments etc.) involved with the event. This includes but is not limited to project task selection and prioritization, choosing event speakers, selecting paint colors, murals and construction items.
Care Force Event Team: This team consists of Care Force staff, City Year AmeriCorps Members, and Care Force Reserves serving as the week of event on-site team. This team arrives at the community partner days in advance of the event to conduct the necessary event prep work to maximize volunteer impact (i.e. sketching murals, sorting materials, cutting and kitting wood). Then on event day this team transitions to event leadership roles mainly serving as a Project Coordinator (PC). Care Force events are broken down into individual projects consisting of sequenced tasks lead by these City Year PCs.On average Care Force has a ratio of one PC for every 18 event volunteers.
Evaluation and reporting on service event based on agreed upon metrics. After each Care Force event an After Action Report (AAR) is created that details the work completed and compiles the volunteer survey results.
Here is an example of what an event timeline can look like: