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Church Volunteer Recruitment - Part 2



In my last post, I started sharing some steps to take to recruit more high capacity volunteers. Here are some more steps to consider:


STEP 3: ONBOARD VOLUNTEERS INTENTIONALLY

This is where the Volunteer Pipeline is helpful. Just write out your onboarding process (each step) and use something to track people as they go through it. Your church management system is my top recommendation, but a spreadsheet or Trello can be helpful as well. Make sure you check this system each week to help people take the next step. An awesome strategy for church volunteer recruitment can be waisted if over half of the prospects don't make it through your volunteer onboarding process.

STEP 4: MEASURE YOUR VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT AND GET ACCOUNTABILITY

Ask your boss or someone who can hold you accountable to check in on you at least every other week to update your progress. Talk about who your prospects are, who you have contacted, who is onboarding, and who has been placed. Show them the tracking system. Also, talk about who has stepped off the team (if anyone does). This accountability might be the thing that makes the biggest difference after you get the volunteer recruiting system in place.

Try to take action on these steps this week, and come back for my next blog to see what you can do next.


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