While we all know that volunteers can benefit any organization, the task of recruiting them can seem challenging. No doubt, people view their time as a well-guarded, precious resource. Volunteers need to see that their making a positive impact not only in their community, but also in their own quality of life.
When seeking volunteers, volunteer administrators should always have conversations with their team about what skills are needed and the time commitment volunteers should expect to make. Eliminate the “no one asked me to help” excuse. People want to feel wanted, appreciated and constructive. This month’s meeting will focus on how to: