An obstacle all clubs run into!
One problem most clubs have is recruiting volunteers. Usually volunteers are recruited within the club's membership circles. While this proves successful most of the time, there is another way to get people to fill specific roles.
Let's Get Started
Volunteer Ireland is The National Volunteer Development Agency and a support body for Volunteer Centres and Volunteering Information Services in Ireland. I have myself participated in some volunteering groups when I first came to Cork and the process of getting recruited is quite straight forward. I even had to be interviewed for one of the positions which was a specific role within a wildlife organisation.
This is what they do in their own words:
Ideas of how to use their servicesYou can display listings of any specific positions that are vacant within your club, such as a treasurer, admin, marketing and PR etc. You may also consider giving something back in exchange for the volunteering role to make it more attrative such as a free yearly membership or a free coaching lesson.
Another idea is to use the website to recruit volunteers for a one off event such as an open day.
Please note if you are using volunteers for an event that involves children in any way, they would have to be Garda Vetted.
How to sign up
Listings are free.
To sign up on the website and post your vacancy click HERE.
Happy to help.
If you have any questions or if you want me to help you develop ideas on finding volunteers for your club please do not hesitate to contact me.
085 7331 528