VOLUNTEER MOTIVATION NUMBER FIVE
In previous weeks we’ve looked at the volunteer motivations – volunteer altruism, volunteer ideology, volunteer life changes, volunteer social life, etc and I’m adding another one for you to consider and add to the volunteer motivation list. Here’s the next volunteer motivation idea:
It’s based on INCENTIVES AND REWARDS.
Some people are motivated by incentives and rewards. The rewards might be tangible, such as free gifts, discounts or tax deductions. Intangible rewards include self-development, learning of new skills or the possibility of being able to mix with influential people to advance and build their careers. You can attract these people by offering a variety of these incentives.
Now remember do not judge motivations but find ways to attract people to volunteering based on these motivations.
People don’t buy products, they buy the expectation of benefits – Theodore Levitt
This quote and the volunteer motivation ideas are from the best selling book on successful volunteer recruiting Count Me In! 501 Ideas on Recruiting Volunteers.
Dr Judy Esmond
An International Expert on Volunteering