Recruiting new volunteers is always on most parent groups top list of things to do. It’s also usually a challenge for most to recruit new volunteers. Don’t feel bad , we are here to help solve your recruiting problem with this list of Volunteering tips.


  1. Volunteer as little or as much as you want. Let perspective volunteers know you need as little of their time as possible and it’s their choice how & when they help.
  2. Work all year round. It’s back to school season and a perfect time to find new volunteers by setting up a table during back to school night. But the key to finding new volunteers is doing this all year round, talk to as many parents as possible during any big school function when a lot of parents are around.
  3. Share your story. Let people know why you volunteer, they might feel the same way and do it too.
  4. Follow up. Everyone gets busy , sometimes a small reminder might be all they need to start.
  5. Positivity goes a long way. People talk and if you keep it positive and have fun with your group it will spread and others will want to join.
  6. Work from home. Let prospects know they can help from home. They can update the website, bake, do crafts or make phone calls. Every little bit helps.
  7. Just ask. People like being asked to volunteer. Personally invite your best volunteer lead.
  8. Sign up bonus. Who doesn’t love to get something for free? Offer them an incentive like free admission to a family event or a small prize.
  9. Develop a short term project team. Give them a light at the end of the tunnel. Not everyone has the time to offer long term help, let them know that’s ok.
  10. Create a recruitment team. Get together with key members of your parent group to create a volunteer recruitment team. Meet with this team at least once each month to talk about open volunteer positions, any existing personal connections and do some brainstorming.