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Hi Everyone,

Here’s another idea for you on:

VOLUNTEERING BARRIERS AND FORMS – WHO IS BEST AT FILLING IN THOSE FORMS?

In the last volunteer management blog post I talked about forms being barriers to volunteering. If you missed the idea you can read it on by going below and clicking on “previous blog post”.

We’ve now received lots of emails from members explaining how important these forms are in their own volunteer selection process. Here’s part of an email from Helen (name changed):

We have a selection form with lots of questions that prospective volunteers have to answer. This form helps us decide if people are suitable to then become volunteers“.

DO THE BEST FORM FILLERS WIN?

Great idea Helen! But I have two questions to be considered. When we use forms as our only selection process are we just selecting those people that are better at filling out the forms?

Are we creating barriers for potential volunteers who aren’t good at filling out forms?

Now because this is a quick read idea I’ll leave you to ponder these two questions. And next week I’ll give you a very interesting way to find out whether you are only choosing the best FORM FILLERS as your volunteers. Worth thinking about.

You can get hundreds more ideas on volunteer recruitment, volunteer retention and volunteer recognition in these volunteer management books.

ONE QUOTE FOR YOU

Man’s mind stretched to a new idea never goes back to its original dimensions – Oliver Wendell Holmes

From the book Count Me in! 501 Ideas on Recruiting Volunteers.

Enjoy!

Judy

Dr Judy Esmond
An International Expert on Volunteering

P.S. Do let others know that they can also get these quick tips by signing up either at our more volunteers website.

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Volunteer management, volunteer recruitment and volunteer recognition ideas.

Hi Everyone,

For those in volunteer management, volunteer recruitment and volunteer recognition – here’s another quick read idea for you on:

BARRIERS TO VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT AND VOLUNTEERING

Over the coming weeks we’ll be taking a look at some of barriers that are put in place by organizations and groups that stop people volunteering when they actually want people to volunteer.

When you have been involved with an organization or group over a period of time you lose sight of the barriers that make volunteering for your organization or group more difficult.

We seem to put blinkers on or become so used to way everything is that they cannot see past this.

TIME TO LOOK AGAIN WITH FRESH EYES

It is time to begin re-looking at those potential barriers with fresh eyes.

Are you actually falling short of your recruitment potential because you are unwittingly placing barriers in the way?

Take the time to identify and start removing any barriers to recruitment success. These barriers can include red tape, outdated procedures or negativity from other staff and volunteers.

Sometimes you are just too close to the situation in volunteer management to see these barriers. Barriers that actually work against your volunteer recruitment and volunteer retention efforts. So in some future posts we will be highlighting some more of these potential barriers for you.

This idea is adapted are from the best selling book Count Me in! 501 Ideas on Recruiting Volunteers.

ONE QUOTE

Vision: the art of seeing things invisible – Jonathan Swift

Also from the book Count Me in! 501 Ideas on Recruiting Volunteers.

Enjoy!

Judy

Dr Judy Esmond
An International Expert on Volunteering

P.S. If you would like two books on recruiting, retaining and recognizing volunteers you will find over 1000 ideas such as the idea above in my best selling books. Do get your own set of these books so you are not missing out on so many more great ideas. They are available now for those in volunteer management.

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