Get Informed/Service FAQ

Service Project Partner Information and FAQs:

This section is meant to outline what you can expect of STLF and action items we request from our service project partner contacts. If at any time you have question or need more information please use the contact information provided to you by your Pay It Forward Tour Bus Core member.

What Should I Expect in Initial Contact with STLF?

Your initial contact will be a volunteer college student Core Leader who is responsible for working as part of a team to organize and carry out the program.  They will provide you with the date and time they are interested in working with your organization.

Are Pay It Forward Tour Service Project Dates and Times Flexible?

Unfortunately, since the Pay It Forward Tour is a highly structured program, we are seldomly very flexible with dates and times for our service projects.

What Age Group are the Students on the Tour?

STLF organizes Pay it Forward Tours for college, high school, and middle school students.  Your main contact should explain which program will be visiting you, but always feel free to ask as well.

What Should I Expect at a Pay It Forward Tour Service Project?

A typical Pay It Forward Tour includes 30-40 young, energetic, and driven participants wanting to work hard for your organization.  These students can accomplish a great deal in a short amount of time, so please plan extra projects you would like to have done if they complete the initial service project early. A typical service project lasts 3-4 hours and is in the morning. As we get closer to the service project day your contact will provide you with exact numbers of participants to expect.

Do I Need to Provide Supplies for the Group?

We provide each tour with limited supplies, like work gloves and garbage bags, so if the project demands specialized tools/equipment we ask that you supply these items.

What Information would STLF like me to Communicate to the Group?

Since the Pay it Forward Tour is a service-learning focused on revealing the personal leadership within each participant, we ask for your assistance in educating students around your organization and social issue being served.  Before and/or after the service project has been completed, we ask that member of your agency/organization would give a short speech or presentation in any form your are comfortable with to our participants.  An outline of the presentation can include the following:

  • Mission of your organization.
  • Needs your organization addresses in the Community.
  • Explanation of the importance of the work being done by the group to the community.
  • Encouragement for students to continue similar work in their own community.

If you have any further questions, please contact Danny Walter at Danny@stlf.net or 612-276-2003 to visit more.

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