The recruitment, engagement, retention and appreciation of volunteers.
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Volunteering, including outreach, recruitment, engagement, retention and appreciation of volunteers at Elk Run Farm.
The WSU Clallam County gleaning program has three assets in terms of volunteer relations.
Recruiting volunteers for gleaning on the Olympic Peninsula is a test of persistence and creativity.
Community outreach and volunteer recruiting at City Fruit Seattle often go hand in hand.
A number of approaches were utilized to develop volunteer outreach for the Harvest Against Hunger program such as individual recruitment, contacting existing philanthropic organizations, media outreach and food bank recruitment.
A seed giveaway kickoffs the season and introduces Plant a Row for the Hungry to new volunteers!
Gleaning can be hard work and it can’t be done without dedicated volunteers and farm partners. The Pierce County Gleaning Project has made an end-of-the season celebration an annual tradition.
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
Surrounded by some of the highest vegetable production per capita in the nation, volunteers are invaluable.
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.
Unlike typical gleaning programs, PAR participants fill both gleaner and donor roles. As with gleaning from commercial operations, PAR has its own liability considerations, though much simplified.
Working in a very diverse neighborhood of Seattle, the Seattle Community Farm faced a unique set of volunteer relations challenges.
Volunteers are critical to project function. Respect volunteers and understand strength, weaknesses and motivations
Lettuce Link’s strategies to volunteer outreach, recruitment and retention.