- Volunteers Needed - Community Event
NEO has been asked to participate in the Sunshine Community Gardens annual plant sale. We will have a booth telling people about NEO, and we'll provide some life-size games for families that attend the sale. Volunteers will get training on the non-profit side of NEO which includes gardening initiatives, environmental education, school programming and field trips, and more. You'll also get a coveted super soft and comfy NEO t-shirt! You can learn more about NEO at www.neoproject.org. You are welcome to attend with your family and children. We will sign verifications for volunteer hours, so high school students are welcome.
Please only sign up if you know you can attend. If you rsvp, we will be counting on you. Thank you!
- Volunteers Needed - Wildflower Center Career Night Event
After learning about NEO's special Outdoor Career Events that focus on teaching underserved students of color about outdoor and conservation-oriented career opportunities, the Ladybird Johnson Wildflower Center has asked us to help them put on an Outdoor Career Night event. How awesome!
In addition to having a booth of our own talking about the work that NEO does, I am also recruiting other outdoor-oriented organizations to participate. We really appreciate organizations that can have a presenter that represents the black and brown students we are trying to reach. It is sometimes difficult for students from underserved communities to feel they have certain career opportunities when they don't see people in those fields who look like them and share their backgrounds.
I am also recruiting schools to bring students to the event. If you work at a school that might like to participate, please let me know.
If you rsvp, please let me know if you want to help out at the NEO booth or if you represent an outdoor or conservation-related organization or agency that would like to have your own booth. Thank you!