Here’s another quick idea for you in volunteer management on setting your goals. Sometimes re-assessing your goals can ensure your success in achieving these goals.
LET US CONSIDER WHAT IS YOUR GOAL IN MORE DEPTH
When travelling and conducting so many workshops on a wide range of different topics and I often ask people attending workshops on volunteering to define their volunteer recruitment goals.
Often people explain that their goal is something like this – “to recruit 3 people who can volunteer for 3 full days a week”. They are then also finding it very difficult to recruit these 3 people as volunteers.
REWORK THOSE GOALS
It is not easy for people to always have 3 days available to volunteer. So what if you re-work this goal? What is it you actually think about the goal in a different way? Get ready to open your mind with this goal. What if you change the goal to a number of hours? Then the goal becomes “to recruit enough people to do 24 hours of volunteer work a week”.
POSSIBILITIES OPEN UP FOR YOU
This now means we could consider people volunteering for different lengths of time. For instance, 1 person may do 1 day per week (8 hrs), and 4 people do a half day each per week (16 hrs). There could be a number of combinations. Yes it involves more volunteers but if you cannot reach your original goal consider how to rework that goal for success.
Dr Judy Esmond
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