5 signs you need volunteers for your businessand how to use them
1. You feel overwhelmed.
If you constantly feel like there aren't enough hours in the day, you may be right. Try using volunteers to help with administrative tasks such as making calls, managing social media, or setting up appointments.
2. You have a limited (or no) budget for paid staff.
If you are a non-profit organization, a new business, or a small organization, chances are you don't have a budget for a team of full-time staff. This is your opportunity to utilize volunteers in staff-like positions. It is a great resume builder for them and increases your work productivity.
3. You enjoy the perks of "word of mouth" marketing.
when volunteers have meaningful experiences with your organization they will share with their friends and family-often times through word-of-mouth and social media. cash in on this free marketing tool!
4. You want diversity in your organization.
Volunteerism knows no boundaries. look for volunteers everywhere. network with local civic and cultural organizations, retirees, veterans, high school and college students, interns, and clients.
5. You enjoy giving back.
if you practice what you preach by making volunteerism a part of your life, you will find that working with volunteers in your organization is extremely rewarding. Think about what motivates you to volunteer and give your volunteers the opportunity to have that same experience.