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April 2008 Themes for Community Outreach

April 27 - May 3, 2008: National Volunteer Week

A proclamation or volunteer call to action by local leaders during National Volunteer Week provides the opportunity for media visibility for Citizen Corps activities in the area. Learn more about National Volunteer Week and approach reporters to keep them informed of the trainings and volunteer service activities taking place that week in your neighborhoods. Additionally, you might want to consider inviting your local investigative reporter to complete CERT training or shadow a Citizen Corps volunteer and report his or her experience to the community.

April 19-26, 2008: National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW)

Partner with a local radio station or television station to broadcast Public Service Announcements on the importance of immunizing infants. Organize Medical Reserve Corps volunteers who can provide information and answer questions regarding immunizations to give interviews with local media. The Centers for Disease Control offer supporting materials for National Infant Immunization Week each year.

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