Sponsoring an AVP Workshop in your community
maintains an active program for conducting workshops for
Community Workshops normally require about 20 hours over
a contiguous 3 day period - usually a Friday evening,
all day Saturday and Sunday until mid-afternoon.
There are many ways to arrive at the needed hours which
are adjusted to meet the needs of the sponsoring
from participants at community workshops are used for
materials and supplies to provide free AVP workshops in
schools and prisons. We frequently have offered
generous partial scholarships to those who would find it
a financial hardship to pay a full workshop fee.
facilitators and staff are non-paid volunteers.
Trained AVP volunteer
will provide all the training and training materials!
There are three tasks which workshop sponsors agree to
undertake as part of their own outreach to the
1. Provide a working
For a large workshop, a room which will comfortably hold
up to 20 participants and 4 facilitators seated in a
large circle on armless chairs, with room outside the
circle for 4 tables. A smaller workshop can be held with
12 participants and 3 facilitators.
We put up quite a few newsprint charts, so lots of wall
space is certainly a plus.
2. Promotion to your
membership and the community
AVP will provide you with master copies of informative
brochures, posters, press releases and other printed
materials. Your commitment is to let your membership
know about the workshop as well as how to enroll.
We urge you to consider promoting the workshop to the
Our past experience shows that diversity among
participants frequently makes for a very satisfying
Enrollment needs to be no less than 12 and no more than
3. Coffee Breaks - Light
Meals - Hospitality
During any late afternoon / evening session , it is
customary to break 45 minutes for a light evening meal.
For daytime sessions, we normally break an hour for
lunch as well as 15 minutes in mid-morning and
mid-afternoon for a coffee / soda.
Some co-sponsors keep a coffee pot going all day.
Your furnishing of meals and break refreshments would be
Many sponsoring groups have arranged for hospitality for
participants or facilitators traveling from a distance
too great for reasonable daily commuting.
Please contact AVP-NH State
Coordinator Charles Oropallo with any questions or to
arrange for a meeting to provide more information about