Why should I join the Community Team ?
- To make a positive difference in people's lives and your community
- To share your skills and experience to help worthwhile causes
- To meet new people
- To improve on existing skills and develop new ones such as project management and team leadership
- To have the opportunity to run a project for a charity or cause you feel passionate about
- To enjoy yourself and have fun!
What kind of projects has the team been involved in?
Go For It!
East London is one of the most deprived areas in the UK with 50% of children being born into poverty.
In a joint partnership with Landmark Training, Go For It! is our annual event when JCI London members spend the day with teenagers from Landmark Training, teaching them CV writing and job interview skills. In one-to-one sessions the JCI mentor guides the young learner on the options that are available to them and how best to achieve their goals. This project has been running successfully for 4 consecutive years and won the JCI National Community Award in 2010.
Gift of Christmas Appeal
Over the course of one Saturday during the festive season JCI members collect presents from Christmas shoppers which are distributed to underprivileged children by Barnardos. Last year at Ealing shopping centre, the team had great fun collecting over 50 presents for children who would otherwise have gone through Christmas without any. This year we are looking to double that figure to give a great Christmas to as many children as possible!
Race for Life
In July 2011 the JCI London Hot Pink Ladies ran the Race for Life together with 11,000 women in Hyde Park. The team managed to raise over £400 for Cancer Research UK, and are looking to put another team together for next year. Check out our blog if you want to read about their experience.
Can I run my own project?
Yes! If you have a project in mind, present it to the team at the next meeting and you will get all the support you need in running it.
What do I do next?
If you are interested in joining the team or want to discuss a potential project, contact the 2015 Community Director Nisaa.