WHAT IS 'PASS IT ON'?
The Chicago Fire Soccer Club 'PASS IT ON’ program is an initiative designed to help us to participate in volunteer hours and serve our local community. As a Club, we have set ourselves a challenge in 2019: To give back 10,000 community service volunteer hours to organizations in our local community.
We understand #cf97 PASS to mean Performance, Advisory, Support Service but PASS IT ON is a scheme specifically aimed at helping others and improving our community. But PASS IT ON stands for:
I is for I
I commit to being a giver.
T is for Together
You and your team together ask not what your community can do for you, but what you can do for your community.
O is for Others
Show care and concern for others less fortunate than you.
N is for New
Try something new. Step out of your comfort zone, gain new knowledge, and learn something new about your community.
Why participate in community service volunteer hours? There are a number of benefits to participating in volunteer hours, both for yourself and others. Some benefits include:
- Gives you a way to help others and improve your local community
- Can help strengthen your resume and college applications
- Can be a way to meet new friends
- Often results in personal growth, gaining work experience and learning more about certain jobs
- It’s the right thing to do.
LETS GET STARTED....
Choosing the RIGHT community organization...
Chose an organization(s) to carry out your community service volunteer hours but ask yourself a few key questions first....
A) WHO? What community organization will most benefit from your volunteer hours? Try think outside the box, try something different. Also, what are your interests? Perhaps its a recreational program in your own soccer club, there is no better way to give back then to pass on the skills you have learned from our beautiful game.
B) WHERE? Is the organization in your local community? Can you walk or even cycle your bike there? Do you need to get the bus or do you need to get a ride there? If you are relying on a friend or family member to help you get there this will dictate when you arrange your hours.
C) WHEN? Is your intention just to volunteer for one event or go back to the community organization numerous times. Sometimes less is more and that 5 visits of say 1 hour each time is more impactful that 1 visit of 5 hours.
D) RECORD Each participants will be required to complete a brief registration form per volunteer event to record details after the event, and it includes taking a photo so you can show as evidence that you carried out your volunteer hours. These details include:
- Participant Name & Contact Email Address
- Club and Team Name
- Name of Volunteer Event
- Event Contact Person
- Date of Event
- Briefly describe duties involved (ie referee) Number of hours Upload a photograph of participant taking part in volunteer activity
NOW ITS OVER TO YOU.....
The ball is at your feet what are you going to do with it? The onus is now on you to take the initiative and plan to execute your community services hours. Remember your hours matter to people and in the wise words of Betty Reese- "If you think you are too small to be effective, you have never been in bed with a mosquito."
Time is the most valuable gift you can give to others, so...
PASS IT ON.
Please direct questions to:
Director of Performance, Advisory and Support Services