Get ready for an unpopular opinion. You should make it challenging for people to join your volunteer team. Read on to see our argument on the issue.
With all the talk of volunteering trends in this new decade, Volunteer Managers are turning their attention to the latest members to join their teams. Yep, we’re talking about the elusive Generation Z. There are plenty of ways to connect with this elusive cohort. You just need to know how to talk their language.
Resourcing goes far beyond giving your team the tools they need to get the job done (although that is important!). It is about stewardship. It is recognizing the invaluable contribution of a volunteer and offering them a chance to grow their skills and feel like they are making a real difference. Here are three ways to RESOURCE your team.
You have your dream volunteers. How do you keep them? In the U.S. volunteer retention tends to be between less than 75%. How do you make a strategy to encourage and build relationships with those volunteers? We got you covered.
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).