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Online recruitment

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How to effectively recruit volunteers is an important question. Online volunteer registration sites are one recruitment tool. There are several benefits in terms of promotion as online volunteer registration sites are being promoted through a variety of national organizations. A second major benefit afforded by some volunteer registration software is the ability to store and manage volunteer data. This presentation will provide a quick overview of several sites and the services they provide. We’ll also demonstrate how to register your agency and start posting opportunities to those that are free.

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Online recruitment

  1. 1. ONLINEVolunteer Recruitment Getting Started Presenter Sandra Miller saltzmiller@gmail.com
  2. 2. Connect with us on facebook Volunteer Centers of Michigan Michigan Community Service CommissionProvides resources to volunteer The state’s lead agency on centers across the state in volunteerism working to build a their efforts to address key culture of service by providing community issues. vision and resources to strength communities throughwww.mivolunteers.org volunteerismwww.mnaonline.org www.michigan.gov/mcsc 2
  3. 3. WHY VIRTUAL• Low Cost to Free• Expanded Recruitment• Increased Efficiency• Volunteer Expectations• Competition
  4. 4. POSSIBLE FUNCTIONSMatching Scheduling Tracking Reporting
  5. 5. Online Recruiting Resourceswww.craigslist.orgwww.facebook.comHandsOnConnectBlogs • www.serve.gov • www.idealist.org • www.youTube.com • www.volunteermatch.org • Widgets 5
  6. 6. Check Out Local Resources• Local Volunteer Center• United Way• Collaborations
  7. 7. Start with your local Volunteer CenterWWW.MIVOLUNTEER.ORGMEMBER CENTERS
  8. 8. POLLWhich online Volunteer Recruitmenttool(s) does your organization use?
  9. 9. STATE-WIDE & NATIONAL PORTALS 9
  10. 10. On-line RecruitmentHandsOn Connect www.handsonconnect.org 10
  11. 11. Volunteer Solutions now Truist http://volunteer.truist.com/products/
  12. 12. VOLUNTEER MATCHTWO LEVELSBASIC (one zip code)—FreeCOMMUNITY LEADER--$75.00/YR.
  13. 13. FEATURES TO CONSIDERtechsoup.org• Volunteer Profile – Contact Information, skills, interests, availability, etc.• Activity Tracking – What they do and when they do it• Scheduling – The major feature—the ability to connect the right volunteer with the right opportunity or event.• Communication – Email, print
  14. 14. • Online Features- – Applications, on-line orientations, ability to edit profiles, team registrations, etc.• Online Reports & Exporting – Who, what, when. Ability to link to donor data base??• Customization – Ability to add questions (in example T-shirt size)• Ease of Use – Can information be added repeatedly with little time• Pricing and Support
  15. 15. First StepREGISTER YOUR ORGANIZATION
  16. 16. Start with some basic informationVolunteer Match Idealist.org
  17. 17. HandsOn Connect1. 2.
  18. 18. Organization Information• Name• Employer Identification Number• Mission• Contact Information—administrator• Location• Primary Impact Area• Logo• Picture (optional, but recommended)
  19. 19. Administrator Login
  20. 20. POLLWhat roadblocks or issues prevent yourorganization from using online volunteermanagement software?• Lack of time• Lack of knowledge• None• Other (please type examples in chat box)
  21. 21. Next StepPOST OPPORTUNITIES
  22. 22. Resources Availablevideos, guides with screen shots, wizards and templates
  23. 23. Include the following. . .• Short, descriptive title• 100 word or less description listing duties and anticipated impact.• Think keyword search• Avoid Acronyms and Jargon• Dates, time, length and location of service• Contact information, website, etc.• How to apply
  24. 24. Volunteer OpportunitiesEXAMPLES
  25. 25. Craft a powerful message THREE PARTS THESTATEMENT HOW THE BENEFITS OF CLIENT VOLUNTEER TO THE NEED CAN HELP VOLUNTEER 26
  26. 26. EXAMPLE STATEMENT OF CLIENT NEEDThey have gloves, bats and softballs, but no coach. Seventy-five mentally-challenged boys and girls are waiting for a coach. They’re waiting for you. HOW TO HELP Don’t let them strike out. Join our Special Olympics Team. Call 1-800-Gold Today BENEFITS You’ll never feel more appreciated (and you’ll get some exercise too!) 27
  27. 27. Most Appeal:Time & Project Specific, ―teams‖ 28
  28. 28. AVOID –The open-ended ―job‖
  29. 29. Online—Just One Strategy 2. Identify 3. Craft a 4. Design a1. Target Your Benefits and Powerful Communication Market Features Message Strategy 30
  30. 30. Thank You for your participation• Questions & Sharing to follow• Please complete the evaluation that will be emailed to you. (NOTE ON SCORING—5 is high, 1 is low)• Your input is appreciated.Next webinar— July 26Volunteer Management—The Cliff Notes 31
  31. 31. What’s your experience, questions, concerns?TIME TO SHARE. . .

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