We want to continue to secure the support of those that are enthusiastic to continue and assign people to teams and sub-teams.
As we move into the next phase, we will appoint team leaders for each team and agree project milestones and timing with them. This will give us an outline plan and clarity on the deliverables we need to produce.
We will provide shared online workspaces for the teams and ensure that any and all volunteers for a specific area are properly engaged and have regular meetings with the team leaders.
We will re-engage with existing volunteers and seek to recruit new help in the volunteer groups below.
We aim to split our volunteer force into eight different groups.
If you are interested in finding out more about a group or would like to get involved, feel free to reach out to our team.
We need people who will work as part of the Street Union – an army of volunteers and support staff who will help with litter picking, graffiti removal, pavement cleaning, watering hanging baskets, removing weeds from planters, touching up paintwork, making shopfronts look better etc.
People that have specific relevant skills – Drain Jedi’s, Shock Jockey, Colour Conjurer, Timber Titans and Granite Guru’s, could all be especially valuable to our efforts – we should identify these people if we can.
People with an eye for detail - regularly walking the street and looking for jobs that need to be done, taking pictures where necessary and capturing them on the to-do list system.
Events, tours, window exhibitions and potentially museum displays can all benefit from tapping into local history and stories. We will need volunteers to harvest and translate historic stories for a modern audience.
People who like learning, teaching and talking. Initially targeting cruise ship passengers but more generally as we develop the routes and materials.
The creation, curation and management of material, exhibits, supporting notes and stories for the on-street gallery will take a lot of creativity and effort we need a team of volunteers to make this happen and do the hard (but fun) work of coming up with and delivering on, regularly changing exhibition themes. Part of the work in creating the above exhibitions will involve liaisons with schools – we will need a few people who are happy to do this.
A lot of the future success of Our Union Street will rely on our ability to attract people and companies to our cause – we can only do this by capturing and telling lots of stories across different channels. We need people with digital marketing skills including video capture and editing, podcasting, blog-writing etc to step forward and help.
And finally – our ability to showcase potential changes to individual retail units, inside and out, will be greatly enhanced if can use a common model in an easily shareable format such as Blender. We need to engage keen and talented people who are keen to improve their 3D modelling skills.
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