Although these projects require a lot of leadership and organizational skill, they have a much greater impact on your community. It also looks really good on resumes.
Set a Date- This campaign should run a week or two long, so choose an appropriate time frame.
Find Volunteers- You'll need a lot of helping making signs and posters, so try and find some artistic people to help you out.
Plan- Make a list of the things you plan on putting on thee posters (like statistics or quotes), and then make a flyer page that you can print out to put in public facilities. You should also plan how many posters you need and where you'll put them.
Get Materials- Go to the store and buy large poster board that people will be able to read as they drive by. You also need cardstock and ink for the flyers.
Make It- Have your volunteers work on making the posters you planned out, and you can print out all of the flyers.
Put Them Up- Place the flyers in buildings throughout the city and put the posters where you planned. It also helps to take a lot of pictures with the posters and post it on social media.
Take Them Down- After your campaign finishes, take everything that you put up down. It doesn't have as big of an impact if your materials just become part of the scenery.
Choose a Park- Find a park in your area that could use a makeover. Also, make sure it is a reasonable size so you won't have to pay an absurd amount of money.
Pick a Date- Choose a day with good weather where you can spend 10-12 hours outside.
Get Help- You'll need around 30 volunteers that can help throughout the day. Reach out to your friends and family for help.
Prepare- Make a list of everything you plan to accomplish. This may include things like: repainting, replacing the wood chips, buying an addition, etc. After you make that list, purchase all materials necessary except the tools. Then, compose a list of every tool you'll need and send that list to your volunteers, requesting they bring their own. It also helps to buy a lot of water and snacks for your team.
Work- Get to the location before your volunteers and set everything up. As they come, give each of them specific directions on what their task is, and tell them to come back to you as soon as they finish for their next task. Takes plenty of breaks and treat your volunteers well.
*Tip* You can do this to any area, it doesn't have to be a park.