Recruitment is the process of encouraging people to give their time and energy to an organization as volunteers. Successful recruitment requires the support of the entire organization and is closely tied to overall public relations and marketing efforts.

 

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Getting to Yes: Strategies for Volunteer RecruitmentBe clear on what you want people to do before you recruit them. Writing volunteer job descriptions forces you to be specific, rather than the vague approach of “Do you want to volunteer?”
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Susan J. Ellis
Organizational Culture and Volunteer ProgramsWe expect volunteers to “fit in,” yet we often leave them on their own to discover just exactly what they are to fit into and how they are expected to do this. The job of socialization should begin in the planning and recruitment stage
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Nora Silver
Tip Your Volunteer Recruitment into SuccessSimple changes that may lead to major recruitment results
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Susan J. Ellis
What’s in a Name?Job titles and descriptions for volunteer positions: how they make a big difference
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Volunteer Vancouver
I’ll Help With That, but Don’t Ask Me to Lead it!How to recruit volunteers for leadership positions
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Susan J. Ellis
The Seven Deadly Sins of Recruiting Volunteers7 things to avoid in volunteer recruitment
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Thomas W. McKee
Barriers to Volunteering: Hidden Messages in Your RecruitmentAbility to recruit volunteers is affected by hidden recruitment messages
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Susan J. Ellis
Spread the Word ElectronicallyRecruiting volunteers electronically
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Fonda Kendrick
Design Volunteer Recruitment Web Pages that Convert Browsers to JoinersThe goal for each online visitor is that they take some kind of action. There are four positive actions visitors can take, each building on the next
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Tobi Johnson and Associates
Why It’s Hard To Be A Volunteer (And Even Harder For You To Find Them)Understand what aspects frustrate people most when they try to volunteer. This might help improve your ability to find volunteers.
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Kathryn Pauley
Volunteer Recruitment Brochures: How to Tap into the Marketing Power of TestimonialsVolunteers can recruit volunteers. In recruitment brochures, go beyond content written from the organization’s point of view; use volunteers’ testimonials
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Katherine Khalife
Whom Don’t We Ask to Volunteer?Do you see talent everywhere and invite potentially great volunteers into your organization? Consider where you recruit and what your expectations are of what applicants will look like.
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Susan J. Ellis
Volunteer’s Job DescriptionVolunteer job description for tutoring programme (sample template)
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Asian Women's Welfare Association
Researching Your ProjectResearching a student volunteer project before execution
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NCVO
The Many Flavors of Family VolunteeringFamily volunteering may benefit families and volunteers that engage them.
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Susan J. Ellis
Youth Civic Participation: Investigating Online And Offline Engagement Among Youths In SingaporeThis report summarises some research on how Singapore youths use interpersonal and mediated communicative resources for civic and social purposes, such as whether they have visited websites about charity and environment.
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National Youth Council