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Church Volunteer Recruitment - Part 3



Today, I'm continuing my mini-series on volunteer recruitment with this final post.


STEP 5: USE AN ON-RAMP TO RECRUIT VOLUNTEERS WEEKLY

On-Ramps are natural opportunities for people to volunteer that gives them experience what getting involved in your church looks like. Here's one idea: Look at the next big event or special weekend you have coming up and recruit volunteers specifically for that event. Invite people who don't currently serve and make the request really clear. Give them a great experience, and after the event, invite them to serve in a regular role.


STEP 6 – RECRUIT VOLUNTEERS THROUGH A BOOST

Boosts are once-in-a-while recruiting efforts that are bigger. This is probably what people think of when looking for volunteer recruitment ideas. Try this one, a Team Recruiting Competition. Group your volunteers into teams that make sense (3-5 in size) and invite them to recruit at least 1 new volunteer per team. However, make it a fun contest and give away prizes to the teams that recruit the most. Give them 1 month and help them as much as you can (with ideas of who to recruit, reminders of when, deadlines, etc.)

There you go! If you take those 6 steps, I think you'll see results.


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