Ambassadors: 10 Tips for Conducting Outreach
Finding time to conduct outreach for eCYBERMISSION can be difficult. It’s often overwhelming to figure out where to start your outreach or how to promote the program to others. Here are some tips that might help your outreach efforts go a little more smoothly.
1) Take advantage of your current relationships within the community
2) Research the Internet for science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) schools in your area
3) Contact schools in your community to initiate a relationship, if possible schedule a time to meet in person with a STEM coordinator or teacher
4) Contact organizations in your community that might be interested in the program, e.g., Boy/Girl Scouts, Boys & Girls Clubs or local STEM clubs
5) Attend local Parent-Teacher Association (PTA) meetings to get parents involved
6) Organize an eCYBERMISSION after-school club through a local school
7) Post eCYBERMISSION program information on local community boards, either online or in stores/businesses
8) Reference your Ambassador’s User Guide for best practices
9) Watch the Ambassador overview webinar on the eCYBERMISSION web site
10) Ask your Volunteer Coordinators for assistance in your outreach
If you have any questions about your outreach or need help conducting research for possible opportunities in your area, please contact the Volunteer Program at 1-866-GO-CYBER (462-9237) or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.