What are the needs and opportunities where you live? Is there a creek that needs to be cleaned? Vacant land that can be turned into a community garden? An entire watershed that can be adopted? As you work to restore people and places in your community, we are here to provide you with resources, support, and advice through our affiliate program.
A Rocha can help you begin new or continue existing conservation efforts in your community and sustain your project over the long haul.
What’s the benefit to starting a project?
- Partner with A Rocha: A Rocha has a 30-year history of doing locally focused conservation in communities all over the world. We can help provide you with recognition for organizing as a chapter that is a part of a larger international effort.
- Network with other partners and projects: By becoming a affiliate, you’ll be able to connect and collaborate with our growing network of projects and people in the US. Our hope is to provide a home for your work and support from friends with similar values and goals.
- Access to resources: We’re building an online hub for educational resources, programs, and recommendations through the A Rocha Community website. This is a opportunity for asking questions and sharing creation care ideas about a wide range of topics. There are backyard how-to guides, weed and birding walk templates, and pollinator garden schemes, as well as theological content, songs, and worship aids.
As we continue building our affiliate program, we’re interested in what would be most valuable to you. If you have ideas, comments, or recommendations, don’t hesitate to reach out at email@example.com.
Are there different types of Projects?
Yes. There are several ways to affiliate with A Rocha based on your needs:
1) A Rocha Projects are larger regional engagements that will require a detailed application process, evidence of funding, employee(s) to staff the project, and A Rocha board-level engagement. The Project application process typically takes many months to complete. Visit Nashville A Rocha for an example of an A Rocha Project.
> To begin the projects for starting an A Rocha Project email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
2) A Rocha Chapters are regional charter organizations coordinating conservation efforts for a specific area.
> More on how to start an A Rocha Chapter will be available soon.
3) A Rocha Partners are churches and groups that want to affiliate with A Rocha and be recognized as an official A Rocha program. If you are a church, school/university, organization (with an existing 501c3 designation), or a local community group* you can join the A Rocha team.
> Visit Conservation@ for more information on how to get started.
4) A Rocha Groups are an informal way to you can organize inside the online A Rocha Community hub. Groups are very similar to a Facebook group. You can manage your group’s profile, collaborate with other subscribers, engage in discussion, and access our resources.
> To create a Group you can simply join the online A Rocha Community hub.
*Note: Community partners will not have a tax exemption under this agreement. If you desire to incorporate and function as a non-profit, we will provide this option in the future under a group exemption. Please contact us at email@example.com for further details.