|Most volunteers need to
raise a certain percentage of their expenses for an
AVS assignment. Here are some ideas:
- Prepare a letter stating who you are, what the
assignment involves, and your part in it. Use the
letter as you approach any organization or individual.
- Prepare a budget showing how the funds will be
- If sending the letter by mail, include a stamped,
for replies. However, the most effective method of fundraising is the
- Personal approach. Make
an appointment and deliver the letter yourself.
- Clubs you belong to, churches, and businesses in
your home community.
- Your department chair, deans, chaplains and campus
clubs, if you are
- Your hometown paper so they can publicize your
- Retail stores for cash or supplies, such as film,
sleeping bag or backpack, toiletries, walking shoes
or sturdy clothing.
- Local members of state or county government or
civic councils may also provide support. They may
be interested in a presentation once the project
for fundraising activities:
- charity concerts (bands, choirs, individuals) (charge
bake sales, craft sales, car washes
- evening events with speakers, family films, plays/mimes
- run/walk-a-thons (solicit pledges: per mile/km
or a lump sum)