''This summer, if you want to spend your time learning and getting the exposure that increases your skills and confidence, if you have the burning desire to do more and learn more, get onboard with us.'
-Smaran RK, 13yr old CEO, The Indigo Tent.
This is an opportunity to become a CHAMPION for The Indigo Tent. Why should you become a Champion? Are you thinking 'What's in it for me?'
Gain Experience: working in the field or a position that has transferable skills will help you become more experienced when you are looking for that job.
Resume Building: add volunteering to your resume. Businesses, either for or not for profit, want to see you that you've been busy, so show them how you took the initiative to be an Indigo Tent CHAMPION and be specific of what you did. Being the leader or creating a new and helpful tool will prove to the potential employer that you are an asset to their organization.
Gain New Skills: work experience is invaluable; there are some things you can't learn in school. So by volunteering, you are in a new environment, observing people in their jobs and hopefully you are given tasks that challenge you. If not, ask!
Try It On: try something you are interested in. This way, if you don't like it, you'll know before you take classes or apply for the job and then realize it's not what you want to do as a career.
Meet People: not only do you get to gain experience, but you meet people who can be a potential reference when your job hunting if you made the right impression, or they may recommend a place to apply. Let them know you are looking and ask for them to be on your list of references, after you've shown them what you can do!
Potential Job: This may lead to a job. Prove what you can do, and they may find a reason to hire you.
Job Hunting 101-See every step as a practice for when you job hunt. From the initial conversation on the phone when you introduce yourself, to the showing up on the scheduled time to volunteer, this is like a job and a good time to practice how you present yourself and are seen. Take it all as a learning opportunity.
Thinking of College?: College applications ask for experience. But since it's getting more competitive, not only do you show your volunteer time, but you need to stand out by taking a leadership role or again, creating something new that addresses a need in the community.
Feel Great About Making A Difference!: Lastly, but more importantly, volunteering leads you to find the joy of serving others and helping to improve our local community. Make a difference, meet people, gain new skills, and add a whole new experience awaits you-CHAMPION!
Apart from these wonderful intangible benefits, some goodies that will tip the scales in favor of becoming a CHAMPION are:
- Private lunch table and other privileges during the event
- Entry for upto 6 family members will be complimentary
- Sassy T-Shirts that scream attitude
- Certificate of Volunteering / Internship given on stage during the event
- Featured Post on all social media
- Goodie Bag from sponsors
What can you do?
Here is a list of committees that you can choose to be part of:
- Pit Area Committee
- Talent Exhibition Area
- Workshops and Speakers
- Social Media and PR
- Photography and Videography
- Sign In Counters
- Set up / Break Down