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Calling All Captains–Team Works Captains, That Is! August 21, 2013

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I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again — being a Team Works Team Captain is AWESOME. So if you’re awesome and you love being around awesome people — what are you waiting for? Here are Team Captain responsibilities in a nutshell — try to contain your excitement while reading:

1. Recruiting teammates: you know that friend you’ve been trying to drag to a volunteer project? Here’s your chance — lure them in with promises of swag (shirts, water bottles, tote bags or gloves!) and parties (two to be exact).

2. Leading your team: you coordinate projects, send information and are the hero of the group if something goes wrong!

3. Encouraging social activities: despite its name, Team Works isn’t all work — it’s also very much play. You encourage activities outside of projects. Bonding with your teammates over food and beer? Yes please!

4. Promoting volunteerism: you obviously believe in civic engagement. So by telling your friends, co-workers, family and strangers your volunteering stories, you’re not only promoting Team Works, but you’re also promoting community engagement. You’re a modern-day John F. Kennedy (you know — because he issued and promoted the Peace Corps in 1961).

5. Organization variety: you work with and learn about four different community organizations each round. Learning the ins and outs of organizations is fascinating, a good way to network and a great way to learn about different community issues.

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So — are you ready to become a Team Captain for the October-January round? I thought so! Check out the dates below and email Irina@seattleworks.org for more information on how to get started!

Tues 9/10: Team Captain Orientation, 6pm-8pm

Thurs 10/9: KickOff, 6pm-8pm

Project 1: 10/12 10am-2pm

Project 2: 11/9 10am-2pm

Project 3: 12/14 10am-2pm

Project 4 & CoolDown: 1/11/14 10am-2pm & 3pm-5pm

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