For many volunteer managers, recruiting can be a stressful task that seems permanently stuck on their to-do list. We’re here to change that.
The first step we talk about at Volunteer U is to IDENTIFY your team. What does it mean to identify your team? We’re asking you to take time to think about who your dream volunteer would be and how they would behave. In the IDENTIFY stage, you get to figure out who would be an excellent fit to serve your organization (and just as importantly, who would not be a good fit).
There’s an ancient myth that tells the story of an old man who lived at a little village on the top of a hill. Every day he would put two pots on a beam across his shoulders and make the long journey to the bottom of the hill where there was a river. He would fill both pots with water, turn around and walk back up the hill.