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Recruiting Outside the Box

May 25, 2008 12:04 PM

Besides the everyday ways of recruiting for volunteers, try some of these methods that might reach people in different ways than you are used to:

* get local media to highlight your tennis volunteers on TV or in print

* pencils with your district/section email that say “Volunteer”

* hand out volunteer “coupons” in public place (grocery, downtown)

* give incentives to current volunteers to bring in new ones (gift certificate, free lessons)

* set up a booth at community fairs and events

* have an easel outside your office with info on both sides

* make bumper stickers to distribute that say “I brake for tennis players” with your website address

* ask local tennis pros to nominate their best students (youth and adults) to be volunteers

* make a presentation on campus to fraternities/sororities or the varsity/club tennis teams

* visit tennis facilities and shops to distribute/post information and announce your volunteer needs

* place ad for volunteers in local arts/events weekly newspaper

* post fliers in laundromats, libraries, pharmacies, dry cleaners, etc.

* wrap gifts during the holidays at the local mall to raise awareness of your program

* share volunteer needs with community centers and places of worship to spread the word

* have a “bring a friend” day for every current volunteer to bring a friend to your organization’s next event

* register with online volunteer matching programs such as www.volunteermatch.org

* hand out candy bars with labels (“Take a break-play tennis” and your contact info on a Kit-Kat bar)

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