Back in 2019, we predicted six volunteer trends that would make waves in 2020 and beyond. While those trends are still accurate, we see some new and exciting innovations on the horizon. Volunteerism has taken a hard hit coming out of this global pandemic, but there’s hope! Here are six more volunteer trends that we see for 2022 and ahead.
We’re in the final week of our Back to Basics series here at Volunteer U, and today, we’re talking about using volunteers for their full potential. Mainly by turning volunteers into brand ambassadors. Fanatical volunteers not only serve your team with excitement but eventually, they turn into megaphones for your brand. These volunteers share their experiences with friends, family, and anyone who will listen.
The face of volunteering is changing. Volunteers are global, mobile and bring marketable skills to the brand. More and more, we are seeing volunteers donate specific skillsets like graphic design, business, law, medical, or photography to their favorite nonprofits. And they don’t even need to be in the same city to get the job done. Here are three tips to get the most out of the new remote volunteer trend.
Other than recruitment, retention is one of the biggest challenges volunteer managers say they find most overwhelming. And we get it. After all the work of finding and training team members, it can be disheartening to see them drop out. But there’s hope! Read on to see our top four tips on encouraging your team.