Our recent announcement of a new partnership to automatically post all skilled volunteer listings from the VolunteerMatch network to LinkedIn’s Volunteer Marketplace has shed a serious spotlight on the importance and potential of skilled volunteering. Check out this special series of posts exploring skilled volunteering as a category, a strategy, and, of course, an inspiration for greater impact.
You already know that your skilled volunteer listings will now be automatically posted to LinkedIn’s Volunteer Marketplace, giving your organization exposure to 300+ skilled professionals. And we’ve discussed the strategies for success when it comes to deepening impact via skilled volunteers.
So now the hard part: Whom should you recruit? How do you design killer skilled volunteer opportunities? What if you have no ideas for the types of skills you might need?
As is often the case, the best inspiration comes from the VolunteerMatch network itself. Check out these fun, creative and high-quality examples of skilled volunteer opportunities to guide you in your engagement odyssey:
Virtual Volunteer Engagement
Often the best way to engage busy, talented people is to let them do their volunteer work from home or from their desks. Thanks to the internet, many volunteer roles can now be fulfilled virtually, and communicating with online volunteers is easier than ever.
Pro Bono Volunteer Engagement
Many people passionate about your cause realize that they can have the most impact by contributing their professional skills. Design volunteer opportunities for people in specific fields who can easily solve problems that might take your staff much longer to figure out…
Engaging Unexpected Skills
When we say “skills,” we don’t just meet marketing or lawyering. Useful skills come in all shapes and sizes, depending on your organization’s needs, and this is a great opportunity to get creative with your volunteer positions.
Activating Social Networks
Who cares if someone has over 1,000 Facebook friends? You should! Because those popular folks could put their networks to good use – for your organization.
Ready to post some skilled volunteer opportunities for your organization? Head to VolunteerMatch.org now and post them up! It’s quick and easy.
How is your organization engaging skilled volunteers in fun and creative ways? Share your experience and ideas below!