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"Recruitment is a constant, year-round process of keeping your organization's name and its available volunteer opportunities in front of people." The Volunteer Recruitment Book, Susan Ellis Volunteer Recruitment
Why People Volunteer nNumber one reason people volunteer is because someone asked them to volunteer. nSecond reason was volunteering through an organization. Independent Sector
Trends in Volunteering n Teens and college students; n Corporations, especially if family volunteering is promoted; n Church members; n Seniors n Virtual volunteering, posting on the Internet and by n Episodic or short-term volunteering is a favorite method to getting involved but not making a long- term commitment.
Making a Difference for a Volunteer n nSmile n nPlan ceremonial occasions n nRecognize personal needs and problems n nBe pleasant n nKeep challenging them n nSend a thank-you card to the volunteers family n nGive additional responsibility n nTake time to talk n nWrite them thank you notes n nNominate for volunteer awards
Making a Difference for a Volunteer nOffer incentives nPromote a Volunteer-of-the-Month program nSend letter of appreciation to employer nSend commendatory letters to prominent public figures nSay we missed you nPromote smiles nAward special citations for extraordinary achievements nSay Thank you Smile
Volunteer Gift Bag "Thank You Kit" - The items listed below were placed in a zip-lock baggie along with a copy of the card. n nA TEA BAG because you are so "tea-riffic"! n nAN ERASER to let you know that your caring cannot be undone! n nA MINT to thank you for your "commit-mint"! n nA PUZZLE PIECE to remind you that we are not complete without you! n nA SUGAR PACKET to remind you that we think you're "sweet"! n nA CRAYON to remind you that you have left a mark! n nA KISS to share with someone else! n nRAISINS because you're 'raisin' awareness!
Caring Kit In a bag place the following items along with a card detailing the contents: n nPaper Clips: Paper clips have many uses, just like each volunteer has many talents. Paper clips are also used to hold the program together and provide guidance. n nRubber Bands: Rubber bands represent the flexibility that all volunteers need to have. You can adapt to any different situation. As volunteers, you can also stretch your own abilities to have new opportunities. n nBand Aids: Band aids help others and are sensitive to others feelings, just as volunteers have to be keyed-in to the feelings of those they work with. n nCoin: This coin represents a quarter to call and ask for help and to remind you that you are not alone. n nPaper Bill: This money calculates the contribution that volunteers make to the program through their donation of time. n nBalloon: This balloon expands and grows as you learn from others. n nHeart Sticker: This heart represents the ability to reach out. n nMint: This mint represents the fact that each of you is worth a mint. You are very special and really make a difference. n nLifesavers: Lifesavers represent the special contribution to the program that each of you makes and emphasized that each of us are unique and different just like the rainbow color of lifesavers and that there is a place for everyone. n nHershey Kiss: This kiss represents a big thank-you from the many kids whose lives you have touched over the years.
Spirit Kit In a Zip-Lock Bag place all the items and the card with the details: 1. A soft fuzzy cotton ball to rub when you need to remember the gentleness of the human heart. 2. A rubber band to remind you that you are flexible and can stretch to fit just about any demand or challenge. 3. A band-aid to remind you that, even though there may be times when you feel hurt for what you are trying to do, you will heal and be even stronger. 4. Two tissues, one for you and one for a colleague when you have faced a tough time together and need some mutual support. 5. A safety pin to remind you that you are bright and sharp and utterly indispensable. 6. Five pennies to remind you of the song by Danny Kaye called "Five Little Pennies". If you know the song, you will remember that one penny was to dream on, one was to wish on, one was for dancing, one was to love on. The song ends with these words, "There's just five little pennies, but with these five pennies you'll be a millionaire". How very true! 7. A balloon to celebrate your accomplishments! 8. And last but not least, Hershey's Hugs and Kisses - for when you need them! Submitted by Elliott Pitts, Coordinator of Wish Granting and Volunteers, Make-A-Wish Foundation of Maine
Volunteers, You Rock! nHost a 50's themed Rockin' Volunteer Bash nWear 50's style clothing. nStaff on roller skates with record-style trays full of bazooka gum and red licorice. nMusic from the 50's played behind an inflatable juke box. nRecords hung from ceiling, tables covered with black and white checkered tablecloths, centerpiece of a cut-out couple dancing on records. nServed In-N-Out Burgers, fruit salad, macaroni and cheese, chips and brownies. Soda shop served rootbeer floats and refreshments. Submitted by Jessica Richter,www.nclifeline.org Soda shop served rootbeer floats and refreshments. Submitted by Jessica Richter,www.nclifeline.orgwww.nclifeline.org
Hats off to Volunteers n nStaff came wearing outrageous hats of all kinds n nPotted plants as centerpieces were in hats. n nEveryone made newspaper hats – designed by a group. Volunteers met and worked with all sorts of new people, decorated the hats with flowers and balloons and whatever else they could find and had so much fun. Submitted by Catherine Graham, Volunteer Services Manager, IHS, The Institute for Human Services
Volunteer Christmas Tree We took a picture of each one of our 200 volunteers and scrapbooked the pictures onto a 3" x 6" strip of stiff paper. We punched holes at the top for string and hung them on the tree. The tree was displayed in the main lobby of our facility for the Christmas season. It drew a LOT of attention and was quite the conversation piece. Take pictures all year so you are ready. Submitted by Nita Dueck
Chocolate Bars I sent all our volunteers a chocolate bar in the mail during April Volunteer Appreciation week with a special card telling them all the scientific reasons why chocolate is good for you, plus a funny list all about chocolate I found on the Internet. This way even the volunteers who never come to events received a treat, and they were surprised and thrilled. I sent all our volunteers a chocolate bar in the mail during April Volunteer Appreciation week with a special card telling them all the scientific reasons why chocolate is good for you, plus a funny list all about chocolate I found on the Internet. This way even the volunteers who never come to events received a treat, and they were surprised and thrilled. Submitted by Linda Sunderland, Coordinator of Volunteers and Education, Hospice Peterborough
Chocolate Good For You n nContains several nutrients, including potassium, iron and calcium and vitamins A1, B1, B2, C, D, and E. n nContains magnesium and magnesium deficiency has been linked to heart disease, hypertension, diabetes, and joint problems. n nCocoa contains antibacterial agents that, believe it or not, fight tooth decay. n nContains tryptophan, an amino acid that raises the serotonin levels in the brain, a natural stress reliever and anti-depressant. Serotonin can also help decrease your appetite, lessoning your cravings for sweet and starchy foods. n nEndorphins, a natural pain reducer and mood elevator, are released by the brain to help you deal with pain. n nThe cocoa butter in chocolate contains a mono-unsaturated fat called oleic acid, which could help to raise your "good cholesterol" levels and has been found to have no effect on "bad cholesterol," meaning it will neither increase nor decrease it. n nCould help increase antioxidant levels in your blood. Antioxidants help prevent heart disease, and help fight against cancer-causing cells. n nPlain dark chocolate contains 70% cocoa solids has the most health benefits.
A Penny Saved Present your winning volunteer with a clear flower vase or clear container tied with a ribbon and containing 1 penny for each hour volunteers. It's amazing how much longer 1000 hours seems when you look at it this way. If the volunteer doesn't want to keep the pennies, it might be a nice gesture to donate that amount of money to a charity of the volunteer's choosing in his or her name. Submitted by Jessica Brown, Tourism Sales Manager, Austin Convention & Visitors Bureau
Gift Ideas n nCandle - Present a candle with a card saying "you light the way" or " no one can hold a candle to you" n nRuler/Tape measure - It's easy to measure the difference you've made in our group- you're amazing! n nClock - Thanks for the time you've given to our group! n nGroup's logo Hat - Our hats are off to you! Thanks for all you do! n nShirt- We know you'd give the shirt off you back... so here's an extra one for the next time you give your all. n nToaster - A Toast to a super volunteer! Whenever you use this toaster, remember to toast yourself, too! n nPlant - We grow luckier every day you're with us.
Gift Ideas n nLight bulbs - You light the way, thanks for your glowing enthusiasm n nPermanent marker - You've made a lasting and permanent contribution to you group n nLucky Charm cereal - We're so LUCKY to have you! n n100 Grand candy bars - Volunteers are priceless. n nPayday candy bar - "Volunteers don't receive a salary b/c they're worthless... it's b/c they're priceless!" n nGold chocolate coins- Volunteers are worth their weight in gold. n nAndes mints/ peppermint patties - Your service is worth a mint to us!
V aluable is the work you do. O utstanding is how you always come through. L oyal, sincere and full of good cheer, U ntiring in your efforts throughout the year. N otable are the contributions you make. T rustworthy in every project you take. E ager to reach your every goal. E ffective in the way you fulfill your role. R eady with a smile like a shining star, S pecial and wonderfulthats what you are.