How to Build a Team
If you want to be a team captain, you may be wondering, “how do I get started?” and “who should be on my team?” The best answer is to include everyone you know! Remember that the recovery community is made up of more than just individuals in recovery—it also includes anyone who supports addiction recovery like family members, friends, neighbors, addiction recovery professionals, and other allies. When creating a team, start with all the people in the recovery community that you’ve met along the way. The recovery community is full of enthusiastic individuals ready to step up and help out!
Here are a few team suggestions to get you started:
Ask your mom, dad, brothers, sisters, kids, aunts, uncles, and cousins to join you in showing their support for recovery. This is a great way for you to spend time with your family, and enjoy a great day at Lake of the Isles for a worthy cause.
Start with all of the friends you have in your phone list, along with email contacts, and all of the people in your social networks like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. Reach out to housemates, neighbors and people from your recovery community.
MRC’s Walk for Recovery is a great way to bring you and your employees or co-workers together outside of the office. This is a great way for your company to have a positive impact in the community.
Faith-based organizations of all denominations are caring, supportive communities. The Walk for Recovery is a great way to start up a dialogue about recovery in your faith community, and get people together for an important event
Reach out to your high school and college classmates, and encourage them to join you for the walk and help create awareness in the community. The recovery community is made up of people from all ages, and school teams can really help you get your fundraiser off the ground and running.
Teams by Town, City or County
Make the walk a community event by taking out an ad in your local newspaper, and engage the members in your area to get together for a cause that benefits people from all communities and walks of life.
Teams by Vocation
Professional associations are a great source for building a Walk for Recovery team. Help raise the profile of your profession and give back to your community.
Teams by Interest
Ask members from your support group, book club, softball team, sewing circle, or any other club that you’re involved in to get together and help be a part of your team.