Nonprofit Tip of the Month: Build Capacity by Bringing in Back Up

Stressed out? Bring in some back up!

Struggling to find the volunteers you need? No time to engage the volunteers you have? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. This month I’ll tell you how to use VolunteerMatch as a capacity building tool by recruiting volunteers to help run your programs.

Let’s get started.

Recruit a Volunteer to Manage Your VolunteerMatch Account

If you don’t have the time to actively maintain your organization’s profile on VolunteerMatch, recruit a volunteer to manage it for you. This is a great way to engage the technically savvy volunteer. As you write the description, be sure to include web related skills and strategic keywords to help your opportunity show up in relevant search results.

Recruit a Volunteer to Train New Volunteers

When creating your opportunity include skills and keywords surrounding human relations and education. Not only will this save you a great deal of time, it will help keep your current volunteer staff motivated and engaged. You could also promote a more seasoned volunteer to trainer and put them in charge of on-boarding new recruits. Who better to train volunteers than the individuals already doing the work?

Recruit a Volunteer to Promote Volunteer Engagement

If you find yourself without the time to engage volunteer staff, recruit someone to help you. This is another great time saver and a sure-fire way to ensure your volunteer staff is happy and motivated. This is also a great way to develop new volunteer roles and expand your program’s impact within your organization.

Do you recruit volunteers to help run your programs? We want to hear from you! Share your opportunity in the comments below.