KS Wild is collaborating with the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest and SOLVE Oregon for a hands-on volunteer training event Saturday. The session is designed for developing skills of community organization leaders, educators and anyone who would like to participate as a steward of public lands. The workshop will provide resources to design and execute an effective volunteer project.
Participants will learn volunteer event planning stages and outreach techniques and will be exposed to the tools available for community project planning. SOLVE will discuss available support and micro-grants. Specific topics include volunteer recruitment and management, project logistics and safety, preventing volunteer burnout, working with the media and fundraising. Participants may bring project ideas and receive feedback to get started.
The two-hour training will take place at the Applegate library, 18485 N. Applegate Road, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, March 3, followed by a hands-on stewardship event until about 3 p.m. with the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest along Thompson Creek in the Applegate Valley.
Pizza lunch will be provided. Participants are asked to bring water and snacks, wear comfortable hiking/walking shoes and dress in warm layers.
A carpool will leave at 10:15 a.m. from the Williams Country Store in Williams. RSVP firstname.lastname@example.org for carpool information and other details.