People who are active in other aspects of their lives are often active in their communities, as well. They tend to be dedicated, committed, and eager to involve others in what they’re doing. So naturally, they’d make great volunteers!
Here are tips to design volunteer opportunities to get people who are into exercise and being healthy “into” your nonprofit:
Focus on the Movement
Think creatively about what your organization needs help with, and how that could be portrayed to seem like a fun, active opportunity. A beach clean-up can certainly provide some exercise, for example. Helping to set up or volunteer for a charity run is another great way to involve health nuts. Chances are there’s some way to express you volunteer opportunity to highlight the moving parts, so to speak.
Treat Them Liked Skilled Volunteers
…Because they are. Recruit someone to lead a yoga class at your shelter. To teach students about nutrition. To put together information packets about healthy living. These folks have skills and experience that could provide added value for your community in ways you’ve never even considered.
Make It a Group Thing
People who are health conscious and active are often also very social. Make sure your active opportunities are group-friendly, and encourage people to bring friends and family. What’s better than volunteering with your friends on the weekend AND spending time being active outside? Win-win-win.
Head to VolunteerMatch now to post volunteer opportunities that appeal to physical fitness and health nuts!
(Photo by Dave Rosenblum on Flickr.)