Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Get Your Volunteers Ready for Spring!

Time to get your busy bees excited about spring opportunities

The snow is starting to melt and that means spring volunteer opportunities are right around the corner. Don't wait until it's time to schedule work hours to start getting your volunteers excited to renew their service to your cause.

Call your volunteers and take a little time with each. Thank them for their previous service. Ask if they have any questions since you were last in touch. Make a personal connection, and find out how their lives are going. Then ask what their individual volunteer interests are for the coming season. The important thing is to LISTEN. Take notes so you know later who is interested and available for what. You'll need that list when it is time to schedule volunteer work hours.

This call isn't about signing them up. Thank them for their time and let them know that you look forward to seeing them soon. That way, when you call in a couple weeks, they are ready to engage and serve with your organization.

It's time to take a little time to make sure you're putting people first, over crossing off your to-do list.

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