Here's a great piece of advice I got years ago from our Area Commish for recruiting volunteers:
- have a specific job or
task in mind
- have a specific person in mind
- choose a quiet time to speak to her in person
- look her right in the eye and say: "I need someone to do X and I think you'd be great because of YY and ZZ. To help you I will do/give etc AAA. Can you help?"
"Elizabeth, I need someone who will work with this Sparks group next year
each week. I thought of you because you are patient and will be a great
complement to the other leader's enthusiasm. I'll make sure you get good
training and information at the start of the year, and our District Guider
will be available to help you out. Can you do it?"
Being so aware of the specific
person is flattering and shows you want THEM,
not just a warm body. Telling them exactly what is expected of them gives them information to base their decision on.
If I were an Area Commissioner (heaven forbid), I would write this up in
calligraphy font, surround it with gold and give ti every recruiter in my
Area. Along with the appropriate forms. Dorothy Crocker
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