25 Oct Community Impact – Community Participation
The Junior League of Cobb-Marietta implements its Community Program through Done in a Day Events and Done in a Meeting Projects. Each of these programs provides Junior League members with the opportunity to collaborate with local agencies to impact the lives of women and children in the Cobb-Marietta Community. In addition to our community projects, the JLCM collaborates with local agencies for two additional League-wide volunteer efforts: Done in a Day and Done in a Meeting.
Done in a Day (DIAD)
Done in a Day (DIAD) Projects are volunteer projects that enable the League to assist community agencies which do not have a need for League volunteers on an ongoing basis, but may have a need to staff a special event or have a one-time need for extra volunteers. All DIAD volunteer requests must be for community-based, hands on opportunities.
Done in a Meeting
The goal of Done in a Meeting (DIAM) is to enhance the Junior League’s role in the community with additional “hands on” opportunities that provide members with information about partner agencies and assist those agencies with a task, saving them time and money. These tasks are conducted during the JLCM Monthly Membership Meetings and can be administrative in nature. For example, in the past, we stuffed envelopes for the Center for Family Resources’ holiday mailing, created race packets for the March of Dimes Walk for Babies, filled tote bags for CURE Childhood Cancer’s Parent Bereavement Workshop and labeled children’s books for Communities in Schools.
For DIAD and DIAM requests, the JLCM requests advance notice of four to six weeks before an event, if possible. This will allow the League to obtain the necessary League approvals and notify the volunteers. Weekend and/or evening opportunities are preferable. The League cannot guarantee volunteers. If volunteers choose to sign up for your event, the chairperson will let you know within one week of the event. Thank you for considering the Junior League of Cobb-Marietta as a source for dedicated, community minded volunteers.
Any non-profit organization in the Cobb-Marietta area is eligible to apply. For additional information, contact our DIAD Chair at email@example.com.