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The follow up

Within two months of your camp, arrange to meet one-to-one with each parent who helped. This is the hard bit.

Look back on the camp and reflect on their experience with them. Don’t end the meeting until you’ve asked them what they would like to do next. It’s good to have a role in mind, based on their skills and what they enjoyed at camp, but be flexible and listen to their ideas.

It’s always tempting to focus on filling vacant roles, but it’s important to remember that roles should be tailored to fit the individual rather than pushing them into an existing role. Look at the vacant role and think how you can most flexibly reallocate the tasks within it. It could be that two of the parents who helped at camp could carry out different parts of one vacant role.

The ask

Download a script to help you in thinking about your follow up meeting.

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