Six Steps to Recruitment 1.Be Prepared 2.Legitimize Yourself 3.Listen 4.Motivate (Agitate) 5.Get a Commitment 6.Follow Up
Be Prepared Learn about the person. Recruit to a specific event or activity. Know useful information about your group.
Legitimize Yourself Establish the legitimacy of the organization. – The PTA is the largest child advocacy association – Our kids are in the same class Have an appropriate image.
Listen Draw the person out. Identify their self interest. Build trust. Establish a connection beyond the issue. Hear and answer reservations. Listen for networks you can organize.
Motivate (Agitate) Fire them up! Focus on PTA being the vehicle to make the needed change Solution = Organization
Get a Commitment Ask! – Will you come to the school board meeting? – Will you be our new Treasurer? – Will you create a flyer? Clarify next steps. – Thanks, then I will call you on Thursday.
Follow Up Keep commitments. Help integrate the person into the organization.
Keys to Successful Volunteer Management Identify and recruit people who have the interest essential to accomplish the goals of the program. Select and place volunteers in roles that will match their skills and availability with the programs needs. Orient volunteers to the overall goals of the project.
Keys to Successful Volunteer Management Train volunteers in specific skills, knowledge, and goals of the project. Recognize and appreciate their contributions. Evaluate performance; provide useful feedback