Interested in recruiting some awesome volunteers? With VolunteerMatch, you can meet your volunteer needs in no time — recruitment has never been simpler or quicker!
Here's how it works:
- After you've registered your organization, you can post a volunteer opportunity to VolunteerMatch.
When volunteers visit our site, they use a ZIP code to search for opportunities in their communities; they may also enter a keyword, select a Cause Area or age group filter, or search by skill to narrow down their results. Make sure to add as much information to your opportunity as possible to ensure the right volunteers are able to find you!
We'll instantly present them with a list of opportunities matching their search criteria. Search results are by default sorted by distance and date created. If you're a VolunteerMatch Member, you can achieve higher visibility in the search results and reach a wider audience by using the one-click reposting tool!
After reviewing their matches, volunteers will express interest in their preferred opportunities by clicking the I want to help! button. Want to speed up the screening process? You can add a Volunteer Questionnaire to your opportunity. Volunteers will answer your custom questions at this time.
- We'll send them an email confirming their action. This message will also include the opportunity contact's email and phone number (if provided). If you've upgraded your account and have access to Member Benefits, you can customize the email volunteers receive by creating a custom greeting and attaching up to 3 documents of your choice!
- Your organization's contact for this opportunity will automatically receive a connection email with the volunteer's contact information, any message they chose to send you, and answers to their custom questions (if applicable)!
And voila! You've just connected with your first prospective volunteer. How easy was that?
Remember, volunteers are waiting to hear back from you and often very eager to get started. Please follow up with them as soon as you can.
And if you haven't already, speed up your recruitment by upgrading to a VolunteerMatch Member account!