Before the Event
- Get permission first!
- Pick the best times and locations to reach young adults.
- For example: in between classes at community colleges
- Recruit and train volunteers.
- Make sure all volunteers know how to use commit cards and how to talk about the new health insurance options in a just-the-facts way.
What to Bring:
– Information sheets, resources, and literature for consumers who want more information about their options
– Follow-up forms/commit cards
– Sign-in sheet for volunteers
– Banner or sign to identify your organization
During the Event
- Make sure you and everyone else staffing the table are on message.
- Remain non-partisan and consumer-focused.
- Refer to the “How to Message to Young Americans” document.
- Stick to the facts. Don’t answer questions if you don’t know the answer!
- Get out and talk!
- Remember to get everyone to fill out a commit card for follow-up.
After the Event
- Record the data.
- Record all sign-in sheets and follow-up cards and return to an Enroll America staffer as soon as possible, or ensure they are followed up with more information.
- If you are not partnering with Enroll America, be sure to have a reliable system to record the information.
- Note: Partnering with Enroll America is a great way to ensure people are receiving the information they need and request.
- Develop a follow-up plan.
- Call attendees a week after the event to determine if they have completed their next step or if the attendee has questions.
- Was it a good time and place?
- What could be better for next time?
– Stand in FRONT of the table.
– Have a “floater” who walks around the event and directs people to the table.
– Have a good greeting.
– Be aware of your body language.
– Make eye contact.
– Smile and have FUN!
– Try to switch up your locations and times to reach new people.