Here's some tips for getting more members joining your youth group.
Holding a stall
Holding a stall at the beginning of term is a great way to get noticed, recruit new members and fundraise.
Choose a location where there will be lots of people passing by.
Make an impact
- If you are in a large space make sure you have posters and banners as a backdrop.
- Small leaflets won’t be seen in a large space.
- Give away freebies such as stickers, posters, fair trade chocolate.
Make sure you have an action for people to do at the stall, such as making a patchwork square for Johan Teterissa
Sell Amnesty pencils and badges, or food (always a winner!)
- Make sure you leave enough time to order materials from us
- Try to have the details of your next meeting confirmed and advertise it on your stall
Make a banner to attract attention
- Hang a large piece of cloth onto a large flat area of wall
- Print an image or words onto a piece of acetate used for Over-Head Projectors and project the image onto the cloth. Use chalk or pencil to trace the image/words
- Paint directly onto the banner using the outline you have just traced as a guide, or...
- Cut out the image or words you have just traced and glue onto another piece of cloth. Use water based PVA glue – it dries clear.
Tips for making a banner
- Go to a charity shop to pick up (clean) old sheets and cut them to size.
- Best paints to use: Acrylics If painting the banner on the floor, put newspapers or plastic sheeting underneath first!
- Banners may need to be made fire-retardant. Consult the relevant person in your school to be sure.
You can buy spray from artists or builders shops.