Make a Plan How will you use them once you have them Develop your message Design a training system
Recruiting the Troops Your best and most charismatic! Identify skills you need, not just bodies Tie volunteering to your mission and the community
Volunteer Training Lay out Expectations Provide volunteers with a job description Make it manageable!
Where to Look….. Partner with local schools and churches who have community service requirements Ask a specific person rather than a group Ask people who originally said no- What’s more flattering? One ask or two?
Sing Their Praises Make a plan to highlight volunteers on a regular basis Everyone likes free stuff! Make everyone a cool kid
The 5 th Quarter Communicate regularly Move them through the ranks Engage them in succession planning
Be the Face You can’t light a fire with a wet match! Remember why your team/program is important Take time to stoke your own fire
"Leadership has been defined as the ability to hide your panic from others." — Anonymous