by Rob Cox, April 11, 2011
5 steps to planning a Water Safety Event
May is National Water Safety month, and many communities are gearing up for activities and events supporting safe water practices, rescue training and the overall enjoyment of water related activities. A joint venture between the NRPA and APSP, and now involving the Red Cross and other notable public service organizations, National Water Safety Month needs volunteers like you to be sustainable.
Volunteers are planning now for events during May to promote pool safety. You can organize pool safety fairs at a local pool, or take the message right into the classrooms and communities of America. Water survival, swimming skills, rescue and cpr are just some of the topics that can be demonstrated, exhibited and promoted.
Step 1: Find a Location.
It needn't necessarily be at a pool - think of anyplace where people congregate:
Step 2: Find Partners.
Partner organizations lend credibility and an added volunteers force. Don't skip this step!
Step 3: Sell Table Space and Sponsorships.
You need cash to buy brochures, media and other water safety giveaways and promo items
Step 4: Promote your Pool Safety Event.
Use all the modern day communications tools to get the word out.
Get started today ~ planning your own National Water Safety Month event! For more information, click the links on top of this post.