Step Four: Site Visit & Volunteer
Students connect with nonprofit organizations, conduct site visits to interview staff about their role and experience. When possible, students volunteer to serve with the organization. Service to the organization could include direct service, indirect service, advocacy, or research.
LEARNING ABOUT THE PEOPLE BEHIND THE NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
Site Visits and Interview The Staff
This is a key part of the program. Students having the opportunity to visit the agency(ies) they are interested in supporting. Site visits tend to be a highlight of the program for the students and certainly develops a personal connection to the staff, nonprofit mission and even those being served.
The Site Visit gives the student the opportunity to collect the data needed to support their argument as to why this agency deserves the grant.