Strategies for recruiting volunteers
Creative strategies for recruiting volunteers – a quick reference guide:
- Produce volunteer information kits, including job descriptions for volunteer roles.
- Check past and present membership lists for potential volunteers.
- Conduct a skills audit of your organisation to identify potential volunteers.
new members with information on ways they can get involved with your
organisation as a volunteer (include in membership information).
- Write a letter of invitation to members inviting them to volunteer.
- Organise recruitment drives using current volunteers to promote the club and its activities.
- Use the local community newspaper – classified ads, letters to the editor, feature articles.
posters, pamphlets or flyers that promote the club and the roles that
volunteers are required for – distribute where potential volunteers may
- Organise community notices on the radio.
- Talk to pre-retirement training sessions in commercial sectors.
- Promote your organisation and its activities as part of Year 11 and 12 physical education studies at the local high school.
young members the opportunity to take on the role of apprentice
volunteers. Use existing and experienced volunteers as mentors.
- Promote your organisation and volunteer roles at local retirement villages and organisations.
- Advertise for volunteers on your organisation’s website.
- Contact Volunteering WA – utilise their volunteer referral service.
- Advertise for volunteers on the Volunteering WA's sports portal.
- Offer volunteers the opportunity to “job share” their volunteer role with a friend or partner.
Source: Recognising Volunteers – Active Australia Volunteer Management Program; Australian Sports Commission.