Bringing New Volunteers Aboard
This training offers tips and suggested strategies for engaging new people so that they acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and behaviors to become effective CCL volunteers.
As we transition to New Community this Training Guide will be uploaded soon. Thanks for referring to the "Resource" tab for the full content for the time being.
Chapters are encouraged to welcome new people as soon as you have their information, letting them know about your upcoming meetings and how to get involved and providing any contact information they might need. We have found that the faster you can do this, the better the results. Making contact within 1-2 days is ideal. For some chapters, this is a simple email. For others, new folks are invited to have coffee or tea with an existing member. Do whatever works for you. For some chapters, this is a simple phone call. For others, new folks are invited to have coffee or tea with an existing member. Do whatever works for you and your chapter.
Please note: there are many ways to get to know new volunteers and help them become more involved. In our experience, most important is to figure out -- what does the new volunteer really enjoy doing? That’s what’s going to be most sustainable for them, and for your chapter.
How to find out what volunteers enjoy, and empower them to do that? Here’s what works well for us in NY23.