Recruiting volunteers is not always easy. It can take effort and time to design your offer, find people, train and support them, and to ensure they have positive experiences and want to continue to give their time.
However, there are many benefits to your club of engaging new volunteers, including;
- New skills- new people bring new ideas, experiences and skills, helping the club to continue to provide great opportunities and experiences, for both their members and volunteers
- Increased capacity- increasing the number of people which support your club is likely to reduce the pressures on your existing volunteers, leading to more positive experiences
- Increase your reach- more volunteers can enable clubs to increase their community outreach, which can in turn lead to more members
- Succession planning- increasing the number of volunteers will help the club plan for the future and to respond effectively when other volunteers choose to move on
- Volunteers bring diversity- engaging people from a range of backgrounds will enrich the club, helping you to think differently and reach new members
Check out our Recruiting Volunteers section here for some ideas on how to make it easier to identify and engage new volunteers and to ensure they have positive, rewarding experiences which meet their expectations.
To see some further top tips, we have an animation on recruiting volunteers: