TASC

Teens Aspiring to Serve Christ

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The New Braunfels Teens Aspiring to Serve Christ (TASC) Volunteer Group is in its third year and we are excited to announce we have made a few changes and look forward to this group growing and that YOU will join!

The biggest change is ages 10-12 are welcomed to volunteer with a parent present. Responsible teens (ages 13 and up) that are capable of following the organization’s guidelines and will respect the adult supervisor’s guidance can be dropped off or drive themselves to events. Parents can coordinate rides with other parents.

Another change we are excited about is more fun! We will have a monthly service event and fun as well as a monthly social time to have some fun! The student council plans are made by the teens, so join the group and help plan these monthly events!

What is TASC you ask? We are teens that take on the task! The student council leads and the adult supervisors help as needed. See the list of student council leaders and open positions below. Contact us if you may be interested in rising to the challenge and joining the student council.

What does TASC do?

  1. Every month we volunteer at organization for 2-3 hours (depends on the needs of the organization)
  2. After we are done, it is time for fun! Volleyball, ultimate Frisbee, eat at a restaurant, board games, pickleball, and more!
  3. Monthly social gathering is optional. This is how we hope the teens can connect while having some fun!
  4. Until Covid restrictions are lifted, we plan to meet weekly online so we can all get to know each other and plan when we can meet in person.

How is TASC organized?

  • Student Council leads and does most of the planning and organizing. The group was formed so students have the opportunity to lead and learn valuable life skills.
  • The adult supervisors (parents who will help plan and rotate being in attendance at volunteer events) are in regular communication to keep the group running smoothly.
  • The student council and adult supervisors are working on planning the volunteer events and activities for the 2020-2021 academic year. Letters of participation will be provided for service events so students can have community service hours documented.
  • Some of the places that TASC has volunteered are: NB Food Bank, Landa Park, Gruene Senior Living, Wounded Warrior Garden, Westside Community Center garden, Animal Shelter. YOUR recommendations and connections can help us plan this year! So join TASC and help us make a difference in our community and the lives of homeschool teens and families.

WANT TO JOIN TASC?

You will have fun, serve others, and connect with other 10-18 year olds!

  1. Read the TASC membership document here: TASC Membership
  2. Register to be part of TASC and enter your contact info at Join TASC

TASC NEEDS YOU!

Please pray and talk with your parents and be a part of the amazing officers for TASC!

Leadership is fun and you gain great skills and it looks good on your transcript.

How can you become an officer? Easy 1,2,3!

Fill out the form by Wednesday June 1st.

  1. Read the job descriptions below (the parent advisors and officers can edit and change jobs for this next year to better suit the officers' needs)
  2. Fill out the Google form Officer Form with your 3 officer position preferences.
  3. Write out a paragraph or make a 2 minute video of yourself and email it to tascnb@gmail.com describing why you would like to be an officer and what you bring to the group and why you should be in that position. We will meet online to handle any ties, voting etc as needed.

This is what each officer does:

President
  • Supervises all activities for safety.
  • Manages the clean-up and completion of the project.
  • Advises other council (board) members.
  • Sets and facilitates all meetings and agenda.
  • Consistently and clearly communicates mission and goals to all participants.
  • Promotes teamwork through leadership, trust and encouragement.
  • Initiates conflict resolution.
  • Accountable to adult supervisors on all activities and plans.
Vice President (Returning council member, junior or senior in high school preferred)
  • Closely assists and communicates with the President on all service projects.
  • Works with the President and Public Relations/Social Media Director to set service projects for the school year.
  • Communicates and coordinates with the Public Relations Director and other council (board) members to organize, plan and coordinate service projects.
  • Assists the President at all meetings or facilitates meetings when the President is absent.
Public Relations Officer (High school age)
  • Takes photographs of volunteers during service projects for articles and other social media.
  • Writes articles for the local newspaper to publicize completed service projects and volunteers.
  • Initiates community outreach to advertise our mission and availability, if possible.
  • Assists in all projects as needed.
Social Media Officer (2 positions, High school age)
  • Updates all forms of social media with council (board) input/approval.
  • Coordinates with Public Relations Officer to post photos of volunteers and completed service projects.
  • Assists in all projects as needed.
Secretary
  • Keeps an organized and clear record of all meeting minutes and attendees and distributes it electronically to the supervisors and all council (board) members in a timely manner.
  • Assists in all projects as needed.
Administrative Officer (Sophomore, Junior, or Senior in high school preferred)
  • Keeps all contact information for council members, volunteers and service project point-of-contacts.
  • Informs parents and council members of meetings and other administrative information as needed.
  • Writes "Thank you" cards as directed by President and/or supervisors.
  • Assists in all projects as needed.
On-Site Administrative Officer
  • Collects waivers, checks in members on sign in sheet, distributes name tages to everyone.
  • Assists in all projects as needed.
Historian
  • Takes photographs of volunteers during the service project for articles and other social media.
  • Uploads photos.
  • Reminds parents and students to upload photos.
  • Documents what each project entailed and other significant events.
  • Assists in all service projects as needed.
Hospitality and Entertainment Officers (2 positions)
  • Responsible for the social and entertainment activities after each service project or meeting.
  • Inform all attendees the details for each social event.
  • Introduce new council members to leadership as needed.
  • Assists in all service projects as needed.
Members at-Large
  • While this person does not hold a position, he/she is expected to attend all council (board) meetings to contribute ideas and concerns regarding service projects.
  • Fully participates in the planning, organizing, and coordination of each service project as needed.
Parent Advisors
  • Adults are to suggest and delegate to keep the members getting the job done.
  • Parent advisors will not need to be at every project. As long as we have adequate supervision, only one of the parent leaders need to be in attendance.
  • The adult advisors do not have to actually do the work at the project. The main job for is to coordinate all details with each organization and ensure that the members have waivers, equipment, and any other necessary items to make the project successful.
  • Assist in any way as needed to keep the group running smoothly. Whatever job is not being done by the student officers, parent advisors will need to remind and ultimately complete them.

Email tascnb@gmail.com to contact the leaders. Jeanette Watje is an adult supervisor ready to answer questions. Contact her at jwatje@satx.rr.com or 8304812198




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