How to run a ‘Put on your Wellies’ Project

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Any outdoor project that helps to improve the environment for public benefit such as helping out on a local farm, cleaning up a cemetery, a park, an outdoor area of a Care home, planting trees.

Before Mitzvah Day

Find a “Put on Your Wellies” Project
Have a look on Mitzvah Day’s Available Projects page for ideas, or look at volunteer opportunities on www.btcv.org.uk or www.capitalgrowth.org/spaces

Register
Register here.

Information
It is important to contact the charity well in advance to find out exactly what they need doing, how long it would take, how many people are needed, any particular skills required, who will be supplying the materials/expertise if appropriate and timings and health and safety requirements.

Team
Organise a team of volunteers, and make sure that they have clear instructions as to what is required, along with the right equipment and clothing to do the job effectively. If needed, try to get the materials through donations from your local shops. Ensure your volunteers are all able to get to the location on time.

On Mitzvah Day

Team
Make sure that all your team members arrive on time, and are aware of what needs to be done. Make sure your team leader has the contact details for someone at the charity if appropriate. After the project, please ensure that all waste is disposed of appropriately and that the site is cleared.

Inform
Thank your volunteers, the charity and any donors and encourage them to get involved in the future with the charity they did a makeover for.

Send Mitzvah Day some before, during and after photos and let us know about your successful Mitzvah Day “Put on your Wellies” Project!