This project was completed on Aug 13, 2019
Matched with Darlene L
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Darlene L.

Volunteer Recruitment Plan

Help South Asian Network, Inc. Help an organization devise a plan to recruit more volunteers.
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Project Details

What We Need
  • 3-5 one hour strategy sessions covering topics like potential volunteer market, timeline, strategies for outreach and recommendations for implementation (potential risks, possible management tools, etc.)
  • A written summary of goals, target audiences and channels to prioritize
  • A starter plan of recommendations & actionable next steps to begin executing your strategy.
Additional Details

We are a small non-profit looking for volunteers to serve very specific communities, that have limited language skills. We need a detailed recruitment strategy that will allow us to recruit volunteers that will cater to the needs of the communities we serve.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have a volunteer list and network, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have a mission and goal, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $2,866 , allowing us to better serve our community.

This project is important because as we recruit volunteers and expand our reach, we will be able to provide direct services to a larger populations, accomplishing the goals of our organization of uplifting our community members.

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 2: Strategy sessions
  • Up to 3 strategy sessions with Professional to discuss what roles the volunteer program should focus on, a realistic timeline for recruitment, and identify ways for the organization to find volunteers
  • [Suggested session] Evaluating current volunteer recruitment strategy, successes and failures
  • [Suggested session] Identifying where to post volunteer opportunities and content of posting
  • [Suggested session] Discussing marketing tactics and potential partnerships
Milestone 3: Next Steps

Professional shares brief with summary of discussion, agreed upon marketing strategies & tactics to prioritize, and areas for further exploration

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About The Org

South Asian Network, Inc.
Posted by
Zainab S.

Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator

Our Mission

Founded in 1990, South Asian Network (SAN) is a community based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization advancing the health, well being, and civil rights of South Asians in Southern California. We are one of the oldest South Asian social justice organizations in the U.S. and one of the only that addresses multiple issue areas under one roof.

We seek to provide care and assistance for our clients, in their communities, and in their languages. We seek to provide a safe space for community members to seek the help they need to navigate complex and difficult ropes.

What We Do

The South Asian Network is not a single-issue organization. We provide holistic support to South Asians across Southern California, recognizing the reality that needs are intersectional. Our organization is broken up into three main program areas: CHAI (Community Health Action Initiative), AWAZ (Voices Against Violence) and CRU (Civil Rights Unit). We provide free or low-cost services to members of the South Asian community in the greater Los Angeles area, including Los Angeles County, Orange County, Riverside County, and San Bernardino County.


The mission of our CHAI/Health Unit is to ensure all South Asians have access to affordable health care and the tools to live healthy lives. We serve all members of the community, regardless of age, immigration status or income level. We provide the following services:
-Assistance in applying for public benefits, such as:
-Social Security
-Disability insurance
-Food stamps
-Health coverage renewal/enrollment -assistance for Covered California and Medi-Cal (Medicaid)
-Educational workshops
-Referrals to health clinics
-Interpretation assistance
-Emotional & mental support
-Free/low cost counseling for adults, children, seniors, youth, families, and couples
-Referrals to mental health professionals for medication
-Support groups


The mission of our Civil Rights Unit is to ensure that all South Asians are civically and politically engaged. Our goal is for all community members to have access to the skills and resources needed to lead safe lives with dignity and respect. We provide the following services:
-Citizenship application assistance
-Civic engagement education
-Voter registration
-Legal referrals for worker's rights, hate crimes, and discrimination


The mission of our Awaz program is to ensure the safety and empowerment of survivors of violence. We offer support to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, child abuse, child sexual abuse, human trafficking, and elder abuse within and outside the South Asian community. Through outreach, education, and advocacy we combat these forms of violence and the social stigma that are associated with them. We provide the following services:
-Counseling and support for survivors and their children
-Safety planning for survivors
-Case Management
-Shelter referral
-Court support
-Legal Referrals


Darlene was great to work with. She came up with a detailed volunteer plan for our organization, and was very communicative. It was great speaking to her and mapping out our needs as an organization, and how to recruit volunteers.
Zainab Syeda
Zainab S.

Community Outreach and Volunteer Coordinator

Volunteer Recruitment Plan Project

South Asian Network is a dynamic organization providing a huge range of direct services with a clear vision to grow significantly. It was an honor to be able to contribute to their mission.
Darlene Lee
Darlene L.


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