Developing your Capstone Project
A Capstone Project is a unique opportunity to carry out your personal desire work with others to make change in the city of Paris, or in your own personal neighborhood, or attack a world-wide problem!
If you have answered your “QURIOUS QUESTION”, then it’s time to move to the next step of developing your Capstone Project with the S.A.V.E. Program.
Through a creative process and guided framework, the S.A.V.E. program offers a volunteer the ability to work on your own social impact idea, OR collaborate with other volunteers on ideas for social impact, OR improve existing volunteer programs already offered at Serve The City Paris. You are also given the opportunity to investigate your own personal purpose for volunteering, and your talents for best serving the world.
S.A.V.E. Program participants are given a selection of 3 workshops each month to choose from, along with a selection of tools, exercises, feedback from others, case studies, and best practices to help create sustainable social impact initiatives. You engage in discussions with other volunteers who have similar interests, values and ambitions.
The single most important outcome of participating in the S.A.V.E. program is that volunteers make change, or become better volunteers through reflection, collaboration and education on our current humanitarian and environmental challenges.
Here are examples of deliverables that can result from working on a Capstone Project…
- Insights and findings resulting from open discussions around a current social issue.
- The opportunity to share your thoughts and knowledge on social issues that affect our community.
- The ability to bring a social impact idea or project to reality.
- A personal assessment and reflection that helps answer the question about ‘finding purpose’ in career planning.
The final Capstone project can be as simple as a form of expression, such a video, photo-essay, a painting, a song, a poem, a performance, a workshop or any type of expression. Or, a Capstone Project can be more complex, …such as a new volunteer activity, a mobile app, a peaceful demonstration in Paris, an environmental protection initiative, an integration event, or a fund raiser.
For work on a Capstone Project, a SAVE participant can receive a SAVE Certificate and Letter of Testimonial for work credit, school credit or for your CV (for job searching). Big ideas that come out from the Capstone Projects may be publicized through our social media channels, and through over 100+ Serve the City International chapters worldwide.