5 Ways to Get Great Volunteers

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2. Be Ready for Two Types of Volunteers

Keep in mind there are those who want to volunteer for a few hours, and those who want to be steady helpers. For those who only have a few hours at a time, be sure to give them jobs that don't take much training or supervision; think routine jobs such as counting fliers or prepping crafts for programs, etc. For steady volunteers it's sometimes a good idea to make up a brief "contract" or agreement detailing a minimum time commitment, and a description of the kind of jobs they'll be doing.