FAQs for Site Leaders
Site Leader Retreat will be on Saturday, August 26, 2017. It will be an opportunity for site leaders to meet one another as well as learn more about FAB and upcoming trips.
The Fall Issue Fair is on September 21, 2017, and the Spring Issue Fair is on January 18, 2018. Site leaders will be required to make and present a poster about their trips to recruit participants; it's your chance to show off your creativity and passion for your trip!
Fall Orientation will be on November 13, 2017, and Spring Orientation will be on February 20, 2018. As a site leader, this is when participants get a chance to learn about FAB and the trips they will be attending. Site leaders will be responsible for making an Orientation Lesson Plan to teach participants about their trip issues and the service that they will be conducting.
Trips will be planned in advance by our Service Coordinators. Service Coordinators will give site leaders all the information necessary for contacting the service site and housing site and to finalize trip details.
Yes! Site leaders will plan pre-trip meetings and meet with participants several times before the trip to make sure that participants know what’s going on with the trip and get educated on the trip social issue. Site leaders must also arrange a pre-trip service in the Gainesville and Alachua county area related to the trip issue so that participants understand that trip issues aren’t just limited to the location of their actual FAB trips.
Spaghetti Lunch is our biggest fundraiser and will happen on November 14th, 2017. Site leaders will sell tickets and either volunteer at the event or provide some sort of dessert!
All site leaders must register for EDA4930: "Active Citzenship: Leading an Immersive Service Experience". This 1-credit class will be offered on Tuesdays (3-5pm) and Thursdays (4-5pm) during Fall 2017 only. Class on Tuesdays will allow students to dive deeper into what social change is, diversity, and how to understand community needs. It will also empower students to be active citizens. Class on Thursdays will focus on preparing site leaders to lead an immersive service experience.
Upon acceptance as a site leader, you will be automatically added to the class (you cannot manually register for it yourself). Be sure to keep the above timeslots open!
Due to the ever-changing climate of social issues, the evolution of our trips from year to year, and the need to establish and build relationships amongst current trip co-leaders, all site leaders are required to take the course, even for those who have taken it before. Because we are aware that some students have taken this course in the past, we make creative additions and changes every semester to ensure all students walk away with a positive and impactful experience.
As a domestic trip SL registered for the course, you do not need to pay for your trip.
FAB Fest will occur on March 13, 2018. It's a recap and celebration of a successful year of service!