Where can I find volunteers for a fundraiser?
We have had challenges trying to find volunteers to make phone calls for sponsorships. Any advice would be helpful, as we only have 90 days to market this fundraiser.
Consider https://www.volunteersignup.org to help facilitate the sign-up procedure.
Create a sign-up sheet, and email the link to your potential volunteers. Send it out on your social network posts as well.
You'll get more buy-in when your respondents see how organized you are. It also saves you coordination time, since users can see at a glance which shifts still need to be filled. They can commit to a shift without any additional interaction on your part. Just be sure to give them a phone number, in case they have questions about the duties or other particulars.
This program is free to use for volunteers.
Local non-profits are always looking for volunteer opportunities, sometimes schools, chamber of commerces, etc., and other organizations with community service programs or obligations.
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Well volunteers are usually about connections so I would suggest starting with friends and family. You might then potentially branch out to senior centers or student organizations. Usually if you provide a volunteer a perk word gets around. Possibly a free lunch. Using volunteers isn't about cheap help it really is all about connections and how you treat those connections.
You could try the National Honors Society of your local high school. They usually have volunteer requirements for their membership. If you have colleges nearby you could also check with fraternities or sororities as they also have community service/volunteering as part of their organization.
You could try local service organisations; Round Table, Rotary, The Lions.
You could also try a web site called Cahootify.
Consider asking area high schools administrations about their process to inform students of the opportunity, as well as any area colleges, positioning the opportunity as not just a public service but also possible a resume enhancing opportunity.
Without knowing the details and with so little time, I would get the word out through Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, share with company employees, perhaps employees are willing to volunteer? Feel free to share any links marketing the fundraiser, perhaps we can help spread the word for you?
Go to the high school there are a lot of kids needing to do volunteer work to get into college.
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In part it depends on the fundraiser. My go to organizations are fraternities & sororities at both the collegiate and alumni level. It also depends on the skills needed. In this case are you looking for people who speak other languages?
Well out of experience I can tell you that for the moment I am volunteer for TEDxGhent Belgium event. The organisation was also struggling to find volunteers for Sponsorships-group.
I volunteered because I am currently studying for a postgraduate bachelor degree in Business Event Management.
Through the school, the organisation of TEDx did some calls to students who wanted to volunteer and help with this event. In that way, they gain life experience wish is very useful for their future career and beside that they can add it to their resume or Curriculum Vitae.
So maybe you can step towards schools of Marketing and Communications or Event and Project Management. You never know you get a free helping hand.
It did work for the TEDx Organisation. As the whole organisation consists out of volunteers.
You have also a LinkedIn Group called 'VolunteerMatch'... Maybe this would also be interesting for you if you try it out via Social Media.
Succes and greetings from Belgium
I'd have to go with Kim on this one and suggest you approach the high schools. Typically high school juniors and seniors have a requirement that they be involved in the community on some level, as it looks good on their college applications. You would make this a win-win situation for everyone involved.
Have you reached out to your local Volunteer Center to get help finding volunteers? A list is here: http://www.handsonnetwork.org/actioncenters/map Or used Volunteer Match?
Flyers in grocery and department stores, News releases to radio, TV and newspapers. Phone calls to business friends. Speaking at networking events.
I watched the YouTube video about your son. Touching story. Like you, I'm in the Orlando area so I can direct you to local resources.
1. Are you familiar with Nathaniel's Hope: http://www.nathanielshope.org/ Perhaps parents attached to a similar cause would be willing to step up to make phone calls. There's also a Christian connection there as well. Tim and Marie Kuck are the founders. Check their list of sponsors. Partnering may make more sense.
2. FL Hospital Foundation - have you reached out to the leadership there? They may be able to open doors.
3. CFL Christian Chamber of Commerce. I'm the Board Chair and this isn't the kind of thing the Chamber does but we might get the word out to over 2,000 local Christians in the community and you might get some volunteers. Thurs, June 12 is a Chamber Relationship Building Lunch. I would be happy to have you as my guest to meet people... it might be good for your business anyway to be aware of the Chamber. Feel free to PM me if want to discuss.
Suggestion: If you want volunteers, be sure to have a very clear "position description" of what you are asking volunteers to do. Your question above is so open-ended that it is hard to grasp the request. Your responses to comments was helpful.
your local high school or college is one option, you can also team up with a larger non-profit ,the third option is to use a phone center which is the most money
There really are several smart options, several of which were mentioned here. Your local student communities and social media are excellent places to start. With the deadline approaching, you could even try Craig's List.
For future events, I would highly recommend partnering with other organizations in your area in order to combine a volunteer pool. It never hurts to grow your resources and your network!
What kind of fundraiser? what is the purpose of the fundraiser? Who are the people most likely to donate? The answers to the above will help in identifying who might be willing to help. If it is non-profit that changes how you market the fundraiser. Give me more information and I will try to give more specific answers. Good Luck