| July 2019
What does an arts and crafts fair, a music festival, and a lifestyle/health event have in common? Volunteers! As you likely already realize, no matter the type of show, volunteers are the backbone of successful events. But, how to find and keep them? Read on for some helpful tips.
For many of us, life without our four-leggeds would be unthinkable. Now, imagine this: having to choose between leaving an abusive situation or staying to protect your pet, because no shelter will take you both. Noah’s Animal House is on a mission to remove the ‘No Pets Allowed’ sign from all domestic abuse shelters. Find out more about this non-profit, below.
FN Newsletter Editor
10 Easy Steps to Finding Event Volunteers
By Sydney Dawes for Bizzaboo.com
Finding unpaid help is challenging! But, take heart, this list of tips will help you find and retain volunteers for your next event...and, the one after that.
1. Set up one-on-one meetings with potential event volunteers
If possible, avoid relying only on announcements to find event volunteers. It’s very easy to ignore or say no to an email or newsletter sitting in your inbox.
Start off by trying to recruit coworkers. You can compliment them on something they excel in, and then point out volunteers with that skill set are needed for your event. Describe what their responsibilities would be, while also mentioning the benefits of being an event volunteer.
In your follow up email, letter, or phone call, provide a more detailed job description of the volunteer role, along with details on your event.
2. Utilize volunteer databases
Although one-on-one meetings are more personal, sometimes gathering volunteer commitments from people you know is just out of the question. If that's the case, you can try finding event volunteers through software platforms like Volgistics, VolunteerSpotan or VolunteerHubonline. These platforms provide users with information on thousands of skilled volunteers, as well as resources such as application forms, and schedules.
Reach your target market with the FestivalNet Call For Artists E-Blast & Featured Events
Connect with over 67,000 artists and crafters who currently receive the FestivalNet.com "Call For Artists" Email Blast every week. Choose to be in the e-blast for one to four months plus get listed in our special Call For Artists Web-Page.
Want to reach festival-goers, would-be sponsors, tourists, and travelers? Then become a Featured Event! You will receive more visibility and clicks because your event will appear above the free listings.
Check out this side-by-side comparison and as always, get in touch if you need some help.
The FestivalNet Giving Tree
In a national survey, 85% of women seeking safety in a domestic violence shelter reported pet abuse in their home. That means too many women face the unimaginable choice of leaving their pet behind to be tortured or killed by the abuser they are trying to flee, simply because most shelters don’t welcome animals.
After a wake up call back in 2005, one domestic violence shelter in Nevada vowed to change that. Since then, Noah’s Animal House has cared and protected over 1,500 pets for 100,000 boarding nights.
Our CFO and passionate pet lover, Connie, chose Noah’s Animal House to receive a portion of Festivalnet.com’s gross profits this month. See all our apples up on our Giving Tree page!