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Recruiting digital volunteers to extend reach and capacity | Doing more with less: tips for busy communicators | Seminar | 24 May 2018

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Lola Phoenix, digital manager, Mencap

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Recruiting digital volunteers to extend reach and capacity | Doing more with less: tips for busy communicators | Seminar | 24 May 2018

  1. 1. Recruiting digital volunteers Lola Phoenix
  2. 2. Misconceptions O Volunteers are “unskilled”. O All aspects of digital are “unsafe” to trust in “inexperienced” hands. O Specialist knowledge always comes at specialist prices. O Artists won’t work for “exposure”.
  3. 3. Benefits O Digital volunteering is low cost. O Digital volunteering is more accessible for some. O Digital volunteering is more flexible. O Digital volunteering is less maintenance.
  4. 4. Types of Volunteering Specialist Non-specialist O Analyst O Advertising O Training O Video editing O Development O Administrator O Data entry O Subtitling O Categorizing O Editing
  5. 5. Roles Recruited For O Volunteer Video Editor O Volunteer Animator O Volunteer Developer O Volunteer Advertising Officer O Volunteer Usability Tester O Volunteer Content Writer O Volunteer Administrator O Volunteer Producer
  6. 6. Facebook Header
  7. 7. Audio Production
  8. 8. Animation
  9. 9. Websites
  10. 10. Onboarding volunteers Recruitment Communication O Volunteering teams O Internal networks O Corporate partnerships O Reach Volunteering O IT access O In-person O Email O Text O Slack
  11. 11. Types of Tasks O Administrative O Setting up advertising campaigns O Research and collating O Delivering basic content O Specialist O Animating and editing O Training O Analysis/reporting
  12. 12. What you offer O Education and skill building O Positive CV review O Training in specialist subjects O An accessible way to do something positive O Party or other physical perks
  13. 13. How to start O Make a list of things you want to do but don’t have the time for/can’t do. O Make evergreen videos. O Make personalised .gifs. O Complete an animation. O Write evergreen social media updates. O Research competition. O Create a one off project or create an entire role of projects.
  14. 14. How to start O Create realistic time frames and deadlines. O Know what your volunteers should get out of it and get from you. O Have a process for welcoming them. O Celebrate your volunteers. O Volunteer’s Week! 1-7 June 2018 O Stay in touch and stay patient. O Have a process for saying goodbye.
  15. 15. That’s how you get volunteers Questions? Comments? Concerns? Lola Phoenix Digital Manager Mencap
  16. 16. Doing more with less: tips for busy communicators 24 May 2018 Seminar London #CCmorewithless Sponsored by
  17. 17. Visit the CharityComms website to view slides from past events, see what events we have coming up and to check out what else we do: www.charitycomms.org.uk

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