Having trouble either keeping volunteers busy or with non-performing volunteers?
Try using this simple form to create a job description for each opportunity to serve for which you are recruiting volunteers.
Such a tool would help you and your team define more clearly what you actually needed help with. More importantly, prospective volunteers would see up front how much time was being asked, the duration of the commitment, the tasks involved and the skills required.
This job description could serve as a talking tool or discussion guide when interviewing interested recruits. You would be able to highlight how the person’s heart fits with the organization’s mission, without sacrificing the substance or quality of the job that needs to get done.