Make Heroes of Your Volunteers
How do I get more volunteers? That's a loaded question. I wrote an entire book called The Volunteer Code, which you can get at Kidzmatter.com or Amazon on this topic of volunteer management. Let me give you one little secret for today; that is if you want more volunteers make heroes of the ones you already have. You need to value your volunteers. They are a treasure. If you don't think they are treasure, try going through a Sunday with 0 volunteers. Oh, you'll treasure them real quick.
The things that you treasure, you value. You put high significance on. You protect them. You value them. You love on them. You care for them.
How well are you doing on loving those volunteers? How well are you doing? Send them a word of encouragement; give them a phone call. Send them a text. Take them out for coffee. Look them in the eye, and say thank you. Remind them over and over again that what they do really does matter. If you create a culture where people are valued and they believe in the vision and the mission of the heart of what you're doing, you'll have a hard time losing volunteers. They'll be with you for the long haul.
Your #1 fan,