Recruiting Adult Volunteers

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Recruiting Adult Volunteers

  1. 1. FINDING “FRIENDS”RECRUITING ADULT VOLUNTEERSAbigail ElderFriends Connection, January 22, 2013
  2. 2. A rose by any other name…Volunteer Committee Unpaid work  Project Consultant  Board Pro-bono  Team Volunteer Title  Collaboration  Bookseller, fundraiser,  Community “issue” tutor, coordinator
  3. 3. Worker Structure Social collegiality Sense of Identity Promotion
  4. 4. Consumer Limited time Flexibility Variety Family obligations
  5. 5. Activist Giving back Connect to the cause Make a difference Goal-oriented
  6. 6. WorkerMotivations Attractions Structure  Development Social collegiality opportunities  Learning/trainings Sense of Accomplishment  Group work/committees Ongoing Learning  Upgrade Technology Skills
  7. 7. ConsumerMotivations Attractions Limited time  Episodic Flexibility  Family project Variety  Sabbaticals/seasonal Time with family  Volunteer  Work from home
  8. 8. ActivistMotivations Attractions Giving back  Address a community need  Literacy Connect with cause  Financial, economic, digital, Make a difference health Goal-oriented  Example to others  Great equalizer  Democratic institution
  9. 9. Volunteers’ Unpaid Workers Tools Desk Email account Business cards Feedback and input Regular opportunities for socializing Variety of recognition Training
  10. 10. FINDING FRIENDSRECRUITING ADULT VOLUNTEERSAbigail ElderFriends Connection, January 22, 2013

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