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Event Volunteer Ideas

posted 07/22/19 14:59:17

10 Easy Steps to Finding Event Volunteers
Sydney Dawes for

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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.

image via Perry Grone

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.

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