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.
Dr Judy Esmond
An International Expert on Volunteering
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