Preparing For Social Action Week
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Preparation – week commencing 22nd May

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Ahead of Social Action Week itself, please complete the two tasks below so that you are as prepared as possible before the 5th June. By completing these tasks, you will be ready to make a big difference!

Task 1 – Understanding Social Action

Social Action is a term that has gained a great deal of traction over the last few years but what does it actually mean? It turns out that millions of us across the world take part in social action every day and don’t even know it.  This is because there are various terms that are often used interchangeably and that all refer to social action.

Watch the video and think about the following:

  1. What does the term ‘social action’ mean?
  2. What are the various ways a person can participate in social action?
  3. Conduct some individual research to find groups or organisations who promote social action on an ongoing basis. What is the approach they take to giving back to society?

Task 2 – Charities

Identify an issue that you are passionate about. Research at least three charities that work in that field that you would be interested in supporting. They can be any charity; local, national, or international. Below are links to some of the charities that previous Hills students have chosen to help. These are just some examples, you can research any charities of your choice.

As you do your research, here are some key questions for you to consider:

  • Who/what does the charity support?
  • Do you have a personal connection to the charity or their cause?
  • How much of an impact can you / your group have if you were to work with them?
  • Will the charity help you to support them? e.g. providing branded resources
  • How might you raise money and actively support the cause? 

Task 3 – Team Roles

During Social Action Week, you will be working in a team with some of your other classmates. Look at some of the team roles below and see which role might play to your personal strengths. Think about who you could work well with.

Social Action Week is a fun and safe environment for you to practise teamwork and some of these skills.

Team Roles

RoleUseful BehavioursPossible Tasks During SAW
Project ManagerIs responsible
Listens to others
Communicates well
Is decisive
Prioritises and assigns tasks
Co-ordinates and oversees sub-
teams
Motivates the team
Review outputs of other teams
eg comms, presentation, fund-
raising
Project Planning TeamCommunicates with others
Works well with others
Listens to others
Research
Understands the project
activities, resources, work
streams and dependencies
Communicates progress to
project manager during the
week
Comms TeamCommunicates well
Has good knowledge of
communications platforms
Has advertising skills
Communicates progress to
project manager during the
week
Download and store project
evidence
Sets up, monitors fund-raising
pages
Creates promotion materials
Presenting TeamHas knowledge of writing/
presenting to different
audiences
Writes convincingly
Has a good oral delivery
Communicates progress to
project manager during the
week
Writes and delivers presentation
on Friday
Uploads presentation ahead of
Friday
Finance Co-ordinatorWorks with numbers
Understands how to track
figures
Has knowledge of spreadsheet
applications
Communicates progress to
project manager during the
week
Keeps track of expenditure and
money raised
Fundraising TeamSolves problems
Works with other team
members
Is creative
Communicate progress to
project manager during the
week
Devises fund-raising activities