Need a volunteer? We can help!
Thank you for choosing Volunteers In Action to aid in the recruitment of volunteers for your agency! At Volunteers In Action we are passionate about connecting volunteers with our non-profit agencies extend their resources and dollars. Our community is full of people in all generations with skills we haven’t even tapped into and they are eager to share their knowledge and expertise.
Please complete the Request for Volunteer Form and we will contact you to coordinate. You can print the Volunteer Sign-up Sheet as well for your volunteers to sign in so that hours can be tracked. Please also encourage all of your volunteers to complete our online Volunteer Registration Form as well.
From a one-time volunteer opportunity to reoccurring events requiring volunteers, our office can help you. Accepting volunteers should be fun and rewarding to all parties. Let us meet with you to facilitate your program and help you launch a successful and documented volunteer program.
Requirements to partner with Volunteers In Action
Any non-profit agency needing volunteers may contact our office requesting volunteers. For-profit organizations may contact us if sponsoring an event that directly benefits a not for profit agency or group.
Why should we involve volunteers?
Volunteers help your organization meet its mission and better serve the community. In everything you say and do regarding volunteers, that statement -- or a variation of it -- should be your agency mantra. How do volunteers do this?
- They demonstrate community investment and endorsement.
Other than testimonials from clients served, what better way to show that your organization is valued by the community?
- Some populations prefer working with volunteers.
For instance, some youth in the criminal justice system respond better to volunteers than they do to paid staff brought in to support them -- in their view, the volunteer is there because he or she "wants" to be, while the staff person is there because he or she "has" to be. To address such perception issues, many organizations involve volunteers.
- They can do things staff cannot due to public policy.
Volunteers can endorse your organization in front of city commissioners, on the editorial pages of your local newspaper, or in letters to state or U.S. legislators, and are seen as people with no financial interest in your organization -- their comments come as community representatives.
Also, volunteers can comment publicly on legislation or political candidates that could impact your organization; they cannot do this as representatives of your agency (nonprofit and public sector organizations are prohibited from this form of lobbying) but they can offer such endorsements as individuals.
- Volunteers can help you reach new audiences.
Volunteers have connections through their work and social circles, and can become informal ambassadors on behalf of your organization to these colleagues and friends.
- Volunteers can turn into donors.
They see, first hand, your organization at work, and many will want to support this excellent work with financial contributions, or by talking to their company on your behalf about making a donation.
- Volunteers can turn into staff.
When a staff vacancy or new position is created, volunteers are a pool of people already oriented to your organization's culture and mission that you may be able to tap.