It’s deceptively easy to use VolunteerMatch to recruit and engage volunteers. Just create an account for your organization, post your needs, and voila, some of the more than 8 million annual visitors to the VolunteerMatch network will be inspired to learn more and eventually get involved. You can pretty much count on it.
But you don’t have to leave anything to chance. By taking advantage of a few of our tools, implementing a few best practices for communications, and looking closely at how your organization determines your volunteer needs, you can totally rock your recruitment efforts.
This week and next we’re hosting a trio of must-attend webinars for organizations that depend on volunteers. Our webinars are free, and you do NOT even have to be a VolunteerMatch member yet to attend.
- VolunteerMatch 101
Learn how to get the most from your Nonprofit account. This live training will cover the basics of your VolunteerMatch account and give best practices for writing effective listings and maximizing your listing’s visibility.
When: Wednesday, 6/2, 2010, 11AM-12PM PT
- Best Practices for Recruiting Online
Learn how to make the most of your VolunteerMatch account by creating your volunteer opportunities using best practices. This webinar will cover the eight simple steps to making your opportunities stand out on VolunteerMatch.
When: Tuesday, 6/8, 2010, 11AM-12PM PT
- Introduction to Community Leader
Ever wondered about those additional tools in your account identified by the red hand icon? Those are our Community Leader tools, and are available for a small fee. If you’re already a Community Leader, or if you’re thinking about signing up for Community Leader, this webinarwill introduce you to the tools and best practices for making the most of your VolunteerMatch account. Learn how to add photos to your listings, ask questions of prospective volunteers, provide them with more information about your program, and much more.
When: Thursday, 6/10, 2010, 11AM-12PM PT