Volunteer Recruitment Strategy

for  Youth Service, Inc.
Philadelphia, PA, USA
Posted by
Dan B.

Marketing Manager

Posted Date
Jun 13, 2019
Virtual volunteer opportunity
Volunteer Recruitment Strategy
Impact statement
This project will save us $7,716 , allowing us to invest more money into our programming.

Project Details

What We Need
  • A volunteer recruitment strategy that outlines: potential volunteer market, timeline, strategies for outreach and recommendations for implementation (potential risks, possible management tools, etc.)
Additional Details

In addition to the deliverables listed above, I would like to focus on volunteer retainment. We are close to universities so the majority of our volunteers are only volunteering for class requirements and as soon as the semester ends they are no longer volunteering. We also run into the issue in the summertime that we're short on volunteers.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have a volunteer email list, volunteer application, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have descriptions of suggested volunteer roles, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help

Retaining more volunteers with allow them to build better connections with our staff and clients, as well as help our staff be able to focus on more bigger picture issues.

Project Plan

Prep: Information Gathering
  • Volunteer Manager provides Professional with past volunteer recruitment descriptions and list of Organizational needs and opportunities for volunteer support
Milestone 1: Audit of Existing Systems
  • Professional and Volunteer Manager discuss Organization’s structure and past volunteer recruitment efforts and areas in which the Organization needs volunteer support
Milestone 2: Analysis and Recommendations
  • Professional provides recommendations on what roles the volunteer program should focus on, a realistic timeline for recruitment, and identifies ways for organization to find volunteers
Milestone 3: Draft Recruitment Strategy
  • Professional drafts recruitment strategy
  • Volunteer Manager provides feedback, which Professional incorporates into final draft
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About The Org

Our Mission

Youth Service, Inc. is a non-profit organization that has provided immediate shelter and support services to Philadelphia's children, youth and families for over 67 years. YSI offers unique programs and niche services throughout the city, including Philadelphia's only Crisis Nursery program and the largest shelter in the area for homeless and runaway teens. Through shelter, counseling, and in-home support services, YSI reaches more than 5,000 clients annually, the majority of whom live below the poverty level.

Our project is sponsored by: Philadelphia Foundation

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