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KitshouseP4A Bear on sale!

Rich, the district manager for Toys ”R” Us BC let us know re the bear that is our kitshousep4a bear https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=di6K3LQ44mo IS ON SALE

“I just wanted to let you know that our stuffed animals at $19.99 and over, including this bear, went on sale starting today, and it will be on sale from today until Thursday, September 18th for 25% off! The price of our $24.99 bear is now $18.67 until the 18th at all Toys R Us locations, so you may wish to share this with your network, as every dollar saved adds up!”

Agreed, Rich, agreed! please share with all the kitshousep4a-ers!

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Volunteer Opportunities, 2014

Community Building Video Project: Kits House Project for Awesome

Any person or team making a KitshouseP4A is eligible for volunteer hours which can be counted towards any high school requirements, resume or other programs. However, participants much sign up as kitshouse volunteers. Email kitshouseprojectforawesome@yahoo.ca for more details. Outside of that, it is not required that KitshouseP4A participants be official kitshouse volunteers.

On top of that; below you will find THREE different real world applications for volunteers in the interested in the areas of video creation support support, tech support, community building and social media engagement for the Kits House Project for Awesome (P4A).

KITS HOUSE P4A NEEDS
Based on our learning from the last two years, we are looking for volunteers in THREE different areas throughout the year to support our video-makers, volunteers to engage community more widely on social media and volunteers to offer tech support in various areas as the project progresses. The breakdown of these opportunities are included in separate sections below.
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Here are some links to what we have done in past years.

Youtube with the videos from 2012, 2013 and 2014
<a href=”http://www.youtube.com/user/KitsHouseP4A&#8221; title=”http://www.youtube.com/user/KitsHouseP4A&#8221; target=”_blank”></a>

Kits House Project for Awesome Website
<a href=”https://kitshouseprojectforawesome.wordpress.com/2014-kits-house-p4a/&#8221; target=”_blank”>https://kitshouseprojectforawesome.wordpress.com/2014-kits-house-p4a/</a&gt;

Twitter
<a href=”https://twitter.com/KitsHouseP4A&#8221; target=”_blank”>https://twitter.com/KitsHouseP4A</a&gt;

Facebook
<a href=”https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kitshouse-Project-for-Awesome&#8221; target=”_blank”>https://www.facebook.com/pages/Kitshouse-Project-for-Awesome</a&gt;

Tumblr
<a href=”http://kitshouseprojectforawesome.tumblr.com/&#8221; target=”_blank”>http://kitshouseprojectforawesome.tumblr.com/</a&gt;

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Volunteer Opportunity #1: VIDEO MAKING SUPPORT
We are looking for video making support for people who are afraid of the technology and/or the story telling components of the project. People would bring their raw footage and or pictures and a video support person who would help them clarify the story idea and develop it into a video that is 4 minutes long or less.

REQUIREMENTS
Interests in areas like journalism, documentary, film making, communications or social media. These video support folks would need to have a laptop with video editing software and knowledge of that software, some sort of video/audio capture tech in case the raw footage the video-makers bring needs some gaps filled in, and good people skills.

BENEFITS
These people would be practicing their leadership and technical skills as they empower community members to see the value in their stories, experiences, and activities. Students would have support from the Project for Awesome Lead, a Kits House staff person, and a storytelling mentor who was supported video makers in the 2013 Kits House P4A. The video support team will ideally be working with a wide cross section of society and so have amazing real world applications for their skills. The rewards would be seeing video makers blossom under their support and encouragement, and seeing the videos go up Dec 17th as part of the larger P4A. They would also have these videos as portfolio pieces.

TIME REQUIREMENTS
Volunteers can come in to support the project for a month or two or for the whole of the 2014 P4A depending on their interests and time availability. We can tailor the volunteer time for the specific needs and availability of each volunteer.

DEADLINE
December 17th is when the p4a happens so videos need to be up on our Youtube page no later than the weekend before. Videos can be produced at any time.

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Volunteer Opportunity #2: SOCIAL MEDIA SUPPORT
We are looking for social media support to gain video makers and to get people excited to come and participate in the 48 hour Project for Awesome that happens every December 17th.

REQUIREMENTS
Interest in areas like social media, marketing or communications plus a passion for community building. These volunteers would need to be self starters with good online communication skills and knowledge or a willingness to learn. They must be people who like connecting and working with others.

BENEFITS
These people would get to see real world real time evidence of the power of social mediums. This project is a great opportunity to engage people and groups online in fun and creative ways. Volunteers would have leadership support from the Project for Awesome Lead, and a Kits House staff person. A great resume or university application activity.

TIME REQUIREMENTS
Volunteers can come in to support the project for a month or two or for the whole of the 2014 P4A depending on their interests and time availability. We can tailor the volunteer time for the specific needs and availability of each volunteer.

DEADLINE
Social media support is needed most during the actual P4A and this year we would love to see some live streaming during the P4A to really encourage and excite people to participate. As the year progresses, the social media support focus changes; first focusing on encouraging people to make videos and then to getting people to come out for the Project for Awesome on December 17th to like/comment and view the stories.

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Volunteer Opportunity #3: TECH SUPPORT
We need tech savvy volunteers who are interested in making the tech components of the Kitshousep4a user friendly and getting the videos uploaded and ready to go live for Dec 17 2014.

REQUIREMENTS
Computer savvy volunteers who would be problem solving uploads, creating how tos and trouble shooting any other tech components that arise in any area of the KitshouseP4A. They may work with the social media and video creations teams on some areas, and so need some measure of comfort working with others.

BENEFITS
These volunteers would get to experience rewarding real world world applications of the power of bridging the tech divide and helping people get over their fear of computer and software arenas so that that can get comfortable using these mediums to connect and build community. Volunteers would have leadership support from the Project for Awesome Lead, and a Kits House staff person. A great resume or university application activity.

TIME REQUIREMENTS
Volunteers can come in to support the project for a month or two or for the whole of the 2014 P4A depending on their interests and time availability. We can tailor the volunteer time for the specific needs and availability of each volunteer.

CONTACT

Marcia 
KitshouseP4A tech team Lead (volunteer) kitshouseprojectforawesome@yahoo.ca

Emily Palmer (Kits House Staff P4A supervisor) emily@kitshouse.org
604-736-3588 ext 27