No matter how friendly your organization or how powerful your mission, before volunteers will commit to you volunteer opportunity they must overcome some emotional barriers and worries, both large and small. Your volunteer recruitment materials must provide the critical information they need to calm any anxiety they may have. Then, you can set the stage for success.
If your phone’s not ringing off the hook (or your email inbox isn’t full) with inquiries about your volunteer openings, maybe it’s time to take another look at your recruitment postings. Would you answer your own volunteer ad? If not, it’s time to renovate!