Ask for time
Whether someone is retired, recently left school, has spare time, or looking to expand a resume, volunteering any amount of hours to your charity’s cause is an invaluable contribution. Depending on your cause, a member of the public could help by assisting with admin, fundraising events, or provide transportation for an allotted amount of time.
You can ask for people’s time via social media, a newsletter, or on your charity’s website. However, you must be strategic and realistic when it comes to asking for volunteers, as individuals might only be available for a certain amount of time.
Write up a list of tasks with the amount of time each one would take so people know what they can help with. You needn’t bore one volunteer with a never-ending admin list, time consuming tasks can be distributed amongst various volunteers. To make your volunteer system work, create an effective structure to interact with your community. Something as simple as a signup sheet via google docs will help you delegate volunteer’s time more proficiently.