Member Celebration FAQs

Please review the following resources prior to attending this event. Included are tips and tools to help you get the most out of this virtual experience, as well as supplemental resources to the content we will provide.  Recordings and any handouts can be found on our website following this event In the AmeriCorps Resource Portal under Member Resources.

What are the Objectives of this event?

  1. Celebrate the impact of your service throughout Virginia and receive thanks for volunteering to serve others
  2. Get tips and resources to meet challenges in your service year
  3. Receive up-to-date information on AmeriCorps and service in Virginia

Who do I contact for Tech Support if I'm having issues?

What are some important links/resources I should have access to before, during, and after this event?

What Best Practices to get the most out of this event?

This event will be delivered as a Zoom Meeting. Please make sure to be actively engaged in these sessions to get the most out of the content. Remove all distractions (including muting your cell phone) prior to logging on. You may also want to maximize your bandwidth by closing additional applications on your computer/tablet. There will be some breakout sessions with the workshops being conducted in said breakouts. Make sure to take breaks during the designated times!

  • Workshops
    • You preselected which workshops you wanted to attend
    • You will have the ability to move yourself in and out of the workshop breakout rooms
    • Take a picture of instructions before you enter the room
  • Networking Activity
    • We encourage everyone to participate in the networking activity! 
    • There will be a short presentation followed by instructions.
    • You will work in small groups in randomly selected breakout rooms
    • Tiny Teaches instructions are on a handout in the FAQ section
    • You will be randomly moved into a breakout room by event staff for the networking activity Tiny Teaches
  • Audio
    • All participants will enter the Zoom Meeting in Muted and will remain muted unless you or the speaker unmutes you to speak. 
    • Be prepared to unmute for the AmeriCorps pledge swearing in.
  • Video
    • We encourage you to share your video as much as possible to better engage with each other and the speakers.
  • Chat/Q&A
    • Please make sure to put your questions and comments in Chat and use the emoticons.
    • All comments and questions will be monitored.
    • The Host will let you know when the speaker prefers to respond to Chat communications.
  • Other Tools
    • POLLS: Our speakers may launch polls for you throughout their session. Stay alert and engaged because your feedback is important! 
    • EMOTICONS: You will be able to use emoticons for Reactions at any time. Note - make sure to lower your hand if you raise it. Use it as a response, not to ask a question (use Chat & Question for questions)

Where do I find the AmeriCorps Pledge and AmeriCorps Manifesto?

AmeriCorps Pledge

I will get things done for America – to make our people safer, smarter, and healthier.
I will bring Americans together to strengthen our communities.
Faced with apathy, I will take action.
Faced with conflict, I will seek common ground.
Faced with adversity, I will persevere.
I will carry this commitment with me this year and beyond.
I am an AmeriCorps member, and I will get things done!
Where do I find the AmeriCorps Manifesto?

AmeriCorps Manifesto
America was founded on a promise of opportunity.
When we build stronger communities, we help make this promise a reality.
For every individual to succeed.
Especially in times of adversity, we find the courage to unite and overcome.
Helping our communities prosper, head on and together.
It’s what AmeriCorps is built for.
Bringing all Americans together.
Working alongside each other for the betterment of the community.
Ensuring that everyone gets the help they need, and the opportunities they deserve.
AmeriCorps is your chance to be part of something bigger.
Are you ready to do your part?
AmeriCorps. The best of America.

Where can I find the post event survey?

Coming soon.

Do you have any additional Zoom tips? 

Coming soon.

Additional Handouts

Coming soon.