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Volunteer Recruitment Plan

Help Sanzuma Help an organization devise a plan to recruit more volunteers.
San Rafael, CA, USA

Posted July 8th

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Volunteer Recruitment Plan

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.
What We Have In Place
  • We currently have a pathways plan, work with high risk youth & master gardener, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have a log book of volunteer hours, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help
This project will save us $2,866 , allowing us to buy a flame thrower for weeds and a few other tools that could save us time and labor costs.

We are funded mostly by the county and they never provide enough funding for maintenance staffing. So, therefore, we have to rely heavily on volunteers. Finding the time to recruit them has proven difficult. Not many people want to come and weed our farm when they could be weeding at home. Paying staff hourly wages to weed is also difficult due to our budget and time constraints.

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

Posted by
Lori D.

Executive Director

Our Mission

Sanzuma is dedicated to increasing the availability of freshly grown foods through gardening and urban farming, improving health and reconnecting people with their environment.

We believe a person's health and diet should not be a reflection of their economic status. Through the lens of comprehensive, healthy food systems, we support low-income communities from Mexico & Central America to Marin County, California.

What We Do

We help improve the overall wellness at low income schools through a series of programs.
developing a school farm, helping the food service directors improve the school meal programs, negotiating contracts with local farmers, policy work that has to do with improving the local food system, implementing nutrition education into the curricula, increasing Physical Education minutes, and more.

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