- Define and structure your chapter's service program for the semester (including goal setting)
- Offer ideas and suggestions about types of projects
- Help to evaluate current and past projects to determine if they are meeting the needs of the chapter
- Help increase media exposure for your chapter
- Assist with applying for Youth Service Grants from the APO National Office
- Report status of your chapter's program of service to the section chair
- A copy of a project report form for each project completed or a monthly report including number of brothers, pledges, and guests participating and hours completed, what was done, who benefited, any media coverage (or at least if you made an effort to get media coverage), and which projects are one time and/or recurring.
- Participation in National Service Week and National Spring Service Day. If you need more information on these, feel free to contact the service coordinator.
- PROMPT REPORTING OF NATIONAL SERVICE WEEK AND NATIONAL SPRING SERVICE PROJECTS TO THE NATIONAL OFFICE THROUGH OFFICER PORTAL. Remember that chapters now need to submit reports on these two projects a year to national office to remain in good standing. The section service coordinator should be copied on any service related documents (electronic or paper) sent to the national office.
National Service Week and Spring Youth Service Day
National Service Week is the first full week in November. At each national convention, a Program of Emphasis is chosen for the next 2 years and separate project themes are chosen for each year.
Spring Youth Service Day is one weekend in April.
- April 12-14, 2019
For help finding projects and promoting your own projects, try http://www.ysa.org.
- Other brothers/chapters- share ideas
- Alumni and Advisers - lots of experience to draw from!
- Other student organizations - work together, make new connections, share ideas
- Social Media - Advertise your service projects through Facebook, Twitter, etc.
- Service Coordinators - Feel free to send email to service at s97 dot apor1 dot org, call, or text. Arrangements can be made for the Service coordinator to meet up with you in person as well.
Finding service projects
- Walk around your campus - what's needed?
- Projects based around events or themes
- Joining others' projects
Awards and Grants
- Dean Arno Nowotny National Service Award
- Youth Service Grant
- John Mack Scholarship/Grant
- M.R. Disborough Service To Scouting Award
- Herbert G. Horton Service to Youth Award
- Distinguished Service Keys (DSK)
Some documents to make your life easier
|Service Interest Survey - Use to gauge involvement level and types of projects brothers and pledges want to see||MS Word||Acrobat|
|Service Project Checklist - Use to make sure you do not forget anything in planning for small or large projects||Acrobat|
|Project Report Form - Use to document each project, what happened, and who attended||MS Word||Acrobat|
|Here is a sample completed project report form||MS Word||Acrobat|
|Here is a sample monthly service report form||MS Excel|
|APO Impact Officer Guide: Vice President of Service - Use as a high-level reference guide to make day-to-day operations easier||Web Document|
|APO Impact Officer Guide: Service Project Leader - Use as a reference to assist in planning service projects||Web Document|
|National Spring Service Day Handbook||Acrobat|