Community work isn’t just about fundraising. It’s about giving back!
Examples of local community projects:
- Secret Santa Appeal. Many local chambers run this as an annual project. The appeal gathers Christmas gifts for under-privileged local children.
- The Enterprise Project. This combines business skills with fundraising. Local chambers compete against each other over a five-month period to make a profit for the JCI UK charity, The Prince’s Trust.
- Easter Egg Appeal - Many local chambers run this as an annual project. The appeal gathers Easter Eggs for children in hospital at Easter, or local food banks where families are unable to afford a chocolate treat for their children.
- Tree Planting. One chamber created a local civic garden by raising funds and planting trees in a disused area.
- Ghana Project - JCI London have an ongoing project to support children in Ghana. The project includes elements such as fundraising to purchase bed nets (to minimise the spread of Malaria) and supplying books to a school library to support ongoing literacy gaps
The community spirit in JCI doesn’t stop at a local level; many national and international projects take place each year. JCI is an official partner of the United Nations and supports the Sustainable Development Goals.
JCI's Nothing But Nets campaign
As a worldwide organisation, JCI supports the UN’s Nothing But Nets Campaign, fighting malaria in Africa. We have seen a number of fundraising initiatives across chambers in the UK, helping support the global effort.
JCI UK Active Citizen Experience (ACE)
One of the core values of JCI is to make a local impact be ACTIVE CITIZENS and what better way to do this than to volunteer in your local community?
Here in JCI UK we want to reward those members who go that little bit further and get actively involved in their local community. As a result we will be recognising members for their level of community involvement through the community hour’s project.
What do I have to do?
It is very simple - all you have to do is volunteer in your local community and record your hours.
- Keep a record of the number of hours you volunteer and log them on our JCI UK Community form (contact Katie, email@example.com)
- Keep your local community director or Chamber up to date with your progress.
- Send your volunteering stories and photos to Katie Ogley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Wait to be recognised!
All we need now is for members to get started and get volunteering!