Listen up, party people! If you want your event to be the hottest ticket in town, you need a rockstar team of volunteers to help make it happen. Trust us; having a crew of enthusiastic helpers can take your event from drab to fab in no time. Not only will you save some serious cash, but you'll also have an energetic squad spreading good vibes to all your attendees.
But wait, how do you snag the best of the best volunteers for your event? Don't worry; we've got you covered with these five tips for recruiting the crème de la crème of volunteers:
- Define Specific Roles: Give your volunteers a clear understanding of their responsibilities. This makes it easier for potential volunteers to recognize how their skills can be utilized effectively.
- Get Your Act Together: Be organized and prepared for your volunteers. When someone reaches out to help, it’s important to be responsive and make them feel valued.
- Use Social Media: Social media is a great way to reach out to people and spread the word about your event. Join groups that align with your organization's cause and get connected with like-minded individuals.
- Show the Value Proposition: Explain why volunteers should spend their time helping your event. Offer incentives that are relevant and valuable to your volunteers.
- Create a Volunteer Network: Foster a sense of community among your volunteers by organizing social events that are informative and fun. This will help them feel like part of a team and encourage them to come back year after year.
And last but not least, don't forget to show your volunteers some love! Make sure to express your gratitude early and often, as volunteers appreciate acknowledgment and recognition for their efforts. A heartfelt thank you can go a long way, whether it's a follow-up letter, a post-event shoutout, or treating them to a delicious lunch. It's often the small gestures that can make all the difference and leave a lasting impression on your volunteers.
Humanitix is the world’s first humane ticketing platform that donates 100% of profits from booking fees to children’s charities. Backed by Google.org and the Atlassian Foundation, Humanitix is converting the USD $3.7bn in annual global booking fees into social impact projects that give disadvantaged kids greater access to education, healthcare and a fair go in life.