Fieldwork

Community Service & Sporting Events

Community ServiceAs a part of our mas­sage ther­a­py pro­gram, we require the stu­dents to learn about giv­ing back to the com­mu­ni­ty and thus we par­tic­i­pate in a num­ber of local events through­out the year.
It gives the stu­dents the oppor­tu­ni­ty to learn about char­i­ty, mar­ket and net­work with those in the com­mu­ni­ty, mas­sage a diverse pop­u­la­tion and gain real world, inter­ac­tive expe­ri­ence.

Fieldwork — Frequently Asked Questions

  • What events does Blue Sky par­tic­i­pate in?
  • Does my event qual­i­fy?
  • How do I apply to have Blue Sky attend?
  • How long before I know if Blue Sky can attend?
  • What if I pay the school and or stu­dents will you attend then?
  • What if I already have a qual­i­fied Team Leader for the event?
  • For all ques­tions please read and fol­low the steps below.
  • Please note that we RARELY accept events that are less than 6 weeks from first inquiry. We require this amount of time to fol­low our pro­ce­dure. We rec­om­mend 6 weeks to 3 months in advance is the best amount of time.

Email­ing the Field­work Coör­di­na­tor is our pre­ferred method for con­tact­ing and com­mu­ni­cat­ing. Unfor­tu­nate­ly, we are unable to pro­vide chair mas­sage or sports mas­sage to every­one that inquires. Many fac­tors play into the abil­i­ty for us to do your event. Please make sure that you qual­i­fy as an approved event before send­ing your email.

STEP ONE: What Qualifies?

Blue Sky qual­i­fies events into three cat­e­gories: Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vice, Sport­ing Event and all oth­er non-qual­i­fied events.

To qual­i­fy for a Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vice Event, the event needs to rely heav­i­ly on vol­un­teers, with com­mu­ni­ty mem­bers, oth­er busi­ness­es and not for prof­it groups donat­ing their time. The event should be rais­ing mon­ey for a non-prof­it, cre­at­ing aware­ness or pro­mot­ing health and well­ness that ser­vice the com­mu­ni­ty as a whole. Pub­lic atten­dance expec­ta­tions need to exceed 50 peo­ple.

To qual­i­fy for a Sport­ing Event: The event must allow our stu­dents to be mas­sag­ing per­sons that are par­tic­i­pat­ing in the sport­ing event. Exam­ples might be marathons, 5ks, cycling events, run/walks and triathlons, such as Relay for Life, Race for the Cure and Cell­com Marathon. Sport­ing events area where we are mas­sag­ing the par­tic­i­pants that are in the sport­ing event. Pub­lic atten­dance expec­ta­tions need to exceed 300 peo­ple.

Non-qual­i­fied events are; employ­ee appre­ci­a­tion day(s), pri­vate par­ties, and events that par­tic­i­pants would pay mon­ey for a mas­sage or donate mon­ey for a mas­sage. If your event falls in this cat­e­go­ry, it does not qual­i­fy for a school sanc­tioned func­tion where we could have stu­dents attend­ing and receiv­ing cred­it. How­ev­er if your event wish­es us to post your event to see if we know of grad­u­ates or stu­dents that wish to vol­un­teer on their own time, send a fly­er for your event to the loca­tion. Indi­cat­ing you just wish to have the event post­ed for this pur­pose only.

Com­mu­ni­ty Ser­vice and Sport­ing Events that qual­i­fy as school sanc­tioned func­tions are post­ed for stu­dents to sign up to par­tic­i­pate. Stu­dent par­tic­i­pa­tion is based on their sched­ules and is a non-manda­to­ry option, we can­not guar­an­tee stu­dent sign-up. These events also need to be super­vised by qual­i­fied Team Lead­ers. If you know of a State of Wis­con­sin licensed body­work­er attend­ing the event that would like to vol­un­teer to super­vise the stu­dents, please include that infor­ma­tion in your com­mu­ni­ca­tion to the school. All fac­tors need to be in place before the event is offi­cial­ly approved.

STEP TWO: Email Communication

First off, please put in the sub­ject of all future emails the date of the event of which you are inquir­ing about. This will allow us to bet­ter serve you and to insure that your request does not get lost in the many e-mails we receive every day. If you do not have an exact date, please use the name of your event and con­tact per­son­ís name, i.e.; Relay for life Grafton-Bob Smith.

Sec­ond­ly, If you qual­i­fy, please send the fol­low­ing infor­ma­tion in the email,

  • Name of event
  • Pur­pose of event
  • Date of event
  • Time of event (exact time we arrive and depart)
  • Loca­tion with address and descrip­tion
  • Direc­tions
  • How many peo­ple you are expect­ing at this event
  • Is there a place for stu­dents to get food or snacks and is it free or at a cost
  • Do you want them to use mas­sage tables or mas­sage chairs
  • Size of the area of which we will set up in (exam­ple; 20′ x 30′)
  • Do you have a mas­sage ther­a­pist on staff or that is inter­est­ed in the event already, if so what is their name and con­tact phone and email
  • The name and con­tact phone and email of the con­tact per­son we will be talk­ing with to plan this event
  • Num­ber of stu­dents request­ed (this might be adjust­ed by us)
  • Email the loca­tions near­est your event:
    Grafton (Grafton@BlueSkyEdu.org)
    Green Bay (GreenBay@BlueSkyMassage.com)

STEP THREE: Waiting & Follow-Up

After this infor­ma­tion has been col­lect­ed, there is a pro­to­col that hap­pens on our end. We check with our stu­dents to make sure that the date is not a con­flict with oth­er events, class­es or oth­er school require­ments. We then search for a super­vi­sor that is pre-approved through Blue Sky School. This process takes the most amount of time. If we are unable to find a super­vi­sor we will not be able to do the event. If you know a mas­sage ther­a­pist that is state licensed and is will­ing to super­vise this event it will increase the prob­a­bil­i­ty of us being about to do your event. If all things need­ed have been approved, we then post it for the stu­dents to sign up. We will con­tact you at this time to let you know that your event is being post­ed for the stu­dents. You will be con­tact­ed 2 weeks before the event and let you know how many stu­dents have signed up.

Stu­dents are not required to do every event. There is a pos­si­bil­i­ty that no one will sign up for your event and we will can­cel it. If no stu­dents sign up 2 weeks pri­or to the event it will be can­celled and you will be noti­fied. We nev­er guar­an­tee that we can do your event as it is the stu­dents choice if they want to do the event or not, it is not a require­ment!