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.
Rosie- I'm a principle with Unity Fundraising. If you are in Southern California I'd like to talk to you. Our team of volunteers helps non-profits who participate in our program including phone calls for no additional charge. Our program can be implemented at no charge when some simple metrics are met. Please send a note. e.metz"at"unityfundraising.com
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.