Use this sample article to prepare an article for your local newspaper or another community publication when you’d like to recruit volunteers.
To write an article for your local newspaper or other community publication, enter a compelling description of your project to introduce the story. Show how volunteers met an important need and the results they achieved. An example is included below. You may use the boilerplate at the bottom of this example to announce how your agency is joining the national PowerUP! movement. For each area in red, please fill in your own customized information.
Please note that some newspapers will allow you to submit your own article. Others may prefer to receive a press release and have a reporter write the story for you. You may wish to call your local paper first to see which they prefer. If they request a press release, you may find a sample in the PowerUP! templates.
This is a Word file.