4 Tips for Finding Dedicated Volunteers for your Event

June 8, 2015 - 3 minutes read

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Good volunteers are a crucial part of putting on a successful event. It can be a challenge to find great volunteers that are willing to dedicate their time the day of your event. It can be even trickier to get those volunteers to come volunteer their time year after year. Below are a few tips that will help you find dedicated volunteers for your next event.

Get Personal

Ask for help! Don’t be afraid to ask individuals to volunteer for your event. Don’t just assume that they have read your latest newsletter or have seen your plea for help on Facebook. Make a phone call or write a letter asking for volunteers. Give them a specific place or person to contact to sign up. Personally reaching out will entice more people to help than just sending out a large email blast or social media post.

Encourage Volunteers to bring friends!

Volunteering can be fun! Encourage your current volunteers to reach out to family members and friends to volunteer with them. Lending a helping hand is always easier to do alongside a familiar face.

Make sure all your volunteers are needed and used.

There is nothing worse than agreeing to volunteer for an event and being underutilized. Assign each volunteers a specific task that they are in charge of.

Have volunteers sign up based on time commitment

Have individuals register to volunteer based on the amount of time they are able to commit the day of the event. Give them a few time ranges to choose from, than assign jobs based on time commitment. Make sure volunteers know that it is ok for them to leave after their shift is up and that you have a replacement scheduled if needed.

 

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