This project was completed on Aug 28, 2019
Matched with Gary V
Matched with
Gary V.

Volunteer Recruitment Plan

Posted by
Katie M.

Communications Manager

Posted Date
Jul 23, 2019
Virtual volunteer opportunity
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Impact statement
This project will save us $2,866 , allowing us to provide free computers to 40 people in need.

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 organization that went through a big transition last year that led to major operational changes. We recently created a volunteer program and it has taken off quickly. I need help organizing and managing the program, developing overall program strategy, figuring out a training program as well as recruiting new volunteers.

What We Have In Place
  • We currently have a few processes set up, which should make it easy for you to get started. We also have some strategic documents, and the ability to provide any other information you need.
How This Will Help

Last summer, due to circumstances out of our control, we lost 35 workers that we had employed through a training program in partnership with the department of corrections. Without access to this labor force, it has been hard to refurbish and recycle the thousands of computers that are donated each year. Our volunteers play a critical role in allowing us to keep our doors open and we need help creating an efficient and impactful volunteer program.

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

Our Mission

Minnesota Computers for Schools works collaboratively with schools and educationally focused community organizations to provide technology solutions and skills training to individuals in need.

What We Do

Minnesota Computers for Schools is a non-profit organization providing technology access and skills training to underserved individuals and helping them gain the skills and confidence they need to succeed in school and begin a successful career in technology.

To do this, we recycle and repair donated computers and repurpose them to provide technology access and skills training to people who need it most.


Gary was great - dove right in and really helped put a strategy together.
Katie McMahon
Katie M.

Communications Manager

Volunteer Recruitment Plan Project

I very much enjoyed working with Minnesota Computers for Schools.
Gary Vastola
Gary V.


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