The recruitment, engagement, retention and appreciation of volunteers.
SETP is a new organization with a growing volunteer base. Learn techniques to increase volunteer recruitment and retention.
The WSU Clallam County gleaning program has three assets in terms of volunteer relations.
Community outreach and volunteer recruiting at City Fruit Seattle often go hand in hand.
Volunteers are essential to the success of most all gleaning projects.
A seed giveaway kickoffs the season and introduces Plant a Row for the Hungry to new volunteers!
Being a new program, Community Harvest approached volunteer recruitment in several different ways including giving presentations, using Facebook, using existing community networks through host site, and tabling at events and farmers markets.
What to expect when managing volunteers under a large organization like Hopelink
Okanogogan County helped build volunteer relations through a community garden and providing individualized attention to volunteers, who ranged in age from kindergarteners to senior citizens.
Volunteer recruitment is a constant effort for gleaning operations. It is important to understand the needs of your volunteers, and the best ways to retain their efforts season after season.
The “Yes, we CAN!” cannery project is volunteer intensive. It takes 30-50 volunteers to keep the cannery humming over a 7 hour period of time. If it mobilizes the necessary volunteer force, the coalition has access to upwards of 50 days of canning per year. With an average daily production of 2500 pounds of produce and an ever dwindling supply of produce from other sources, the motivation to recruit cannery volunteers has been great.
Working in a very diverse neighborhood of Seattle, the Seattle Community Farm faced a unique set of volunteer relations challenges.
How to train, coordinate and appreciate volunteers. Lastly, should volunteers be able to take food home?
Lettuce Link’s strategies to volunteer outreach, recruitment and retention.