|2012 Season Opening Day Volunteers|
One of Beth’s tips: Don’t bowl alone. Stop spending so much time trolling for lone-wolf volunteers and instead spend your limited time more wisely by working with organizations that can supply small groups of volunteers or have a volunteer work ethic (like Young Professional Groups, Rotary Clubs, Alumni groups, clubs, etc.) where their members want to volunteer together as a social outing. Yes, there is work involved in networking with these groups.
|2010 Earth Day Litter Pick-Up Volunteers|
|2010 Season Closing Day Volunteers|
Beth has Three Keys to Maintaining Volunteer Commitment:
2 On-going support
Again, these are just some of the useful nuggets that could help you improve the volunteer recruitment and retention efforts of your community garden. If you are interested in hearing more useful tips (and identification of other potential mistakes), email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and if enough people respond, I’ll set up a Free seminar for Central Ohio community gardens.