The Volunteer Recruitment (and Membership Development) Book

The Volunteer Recruitment and Membership Development Book Crammed with innumerable recruitment ideas and recommendations Starts with designing assignments attractive to new volunteers and continues by addressing organizational image where to look for volunt

  • Title: The Volunteer Recruitment (and Membership Development) Book
  • Author: Susan J. Ellis
  • ISBN: 9780940576254
  • Page: 344
  • Format: Paperback
  • Crammed with innumerable recruitment ideas and recommendations Starts with designing assignments attractive to new volunteers and continues by addressing organizational image, where to look for volunteers, why people volunteer or do not, how to select the right recruitment technique, what diversity means to an organization, and the impact of trends in volunteering todayCrammed with innumerable recruitment ideas and recommendations Starts with designing assignments attractive to new volunteers and continues by addressing organizational image, where to look for volunteers, why people volunteer or do not, how to select the right recruitment technique, what diversity means to an organization, and the impact of trends in volunteering today Includes a full chapter on membership development for all volunteer organizations and an appendix on how to use the Internet for volunteer recruitment.

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    1. I had high hopes for this book because it included a section on all-volunteer organizations. Unfortunately, much of that chapter is devoted to increasing membership, which is probably an entirely separate group in most organizations. It certainly is in mine. When she does get around to discussing volunteering, the advice isn't very helpful. Place a volunteering requirement on all members? That would make recruiting new members more difficult whch is not where we want to go. Another issue with al [...]

    2. Well-organized and thoroughly-explained guide to the COMPLETE task of volunteer recruitment, including changes that might be necessary on an organizational level to be a good option for how prospective volunteers spend their time, but ultimately too outdated to be of much use. I laughed out loud at the sentence warning me that I'll probably never meet an AmeriCorps volunteer (in my 4 person department, we have 4 total terms of AmeriCorps service between us). Perhaps a revision to include suggest [...]

    3. Too many organizations think advice for recruiting volunteers is about making a list of places to send your volunteer notices. Susan Ellis talks about the realities of successful volunteer recruitment, focusing on volunteer task design (one of the most neglected aspects of successful volunteer recruitment, IMO), "inviting, not pleading" in recruitment messages, targeting qualified candidates who will stick around rather than large numbers of responses, and recruiting for diversity. Whether you w [...]

    4. Many organizations struggling to recruit volunteers would benefit from this book. Too many start asking for help before they are ready to put volunteers to work. At best this can lead to frustrated volunteers who are under-utilized, or worse: staff spinning their wheels to address high volunteer turnover, and even worse: unhappy volunteers bad-mouthing your organization. When dealing with volunteers, the scout motto to "be prepared!" is quite apt. This book sets forth a clear strategy for volunt [...]

    5. Essentials• Making it meaningful for volunteers• Choose the most qualified• Be aware of changing needs and diversity• Always be asking for the order “ask” for volunteer meaningful service

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