Why The Best Volunteers Just Moved

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Despite 10% of the American workforce working in the nonprofit sector, nonprofit organizations still rely heavily on volunteers to complete its mission. That being said, nonprofits everywhere are constantly looking for enough volunteers, to bolster up its roster. Chances are good a time or two you’ve had trouble filling out your ranks of volunteers for an event or fundraiser.


The truth is, almost every nonprofit is looking for ways to engage more volunteers, and keep them coming back time and time again, eager to donate their time to your cause.


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You might be thinking: “But my nonprofit has tried everything! We’ve targeted older population, the youngest generation, and everyone in between. We’ve tried recruiting males, and we’ve tried recruiting females.”


The problem you might be running into is you’re targeting too broad of demographics in your recruiting attempts. Instead, you might want to try based off of a group’s recent experiences, instead of broad demographics, like their gender, race, or age.

Why ‘transplants’ make the best volunteers

Individuals who have just made the move to a new town, state, or area, are perhaps the best candidates for volunteer opportunities. Why, you might ask?


Well, think about what a volunteer opportunity provides. Community, networking, a platform to showcase your skills, and the semblance of a routine. People are creature of habits, and we’re constantly, whether we know it or not, are constantly searching for a routine to provide us comfort.


What’s more, because your nonprofit is already looking for people to fill those volunteer positions, you’ll be eager, willing and responsive to that individual. That sense of inclusion is priceless.

How can my nonprofit find and connect with new residents?

It can be as simple as adding a field to your sign-up sheet, or as elaborate as knocking on doors in a new neighborhood. Either way, updating your nonprofit’s volunteer management system with a field that connotes whether they’ve moved in the last 3 years is a great place to start.


That being said, everywhere is different, and depending on your location you might need to Think about the area your nonprofit is based out of, and figure out the best way to connect with these this very niche section of the population.


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Here area few ways to get you started:

  1. Visitor’s Center

    Try posting a stack of flyers at the Visitor’s Center desk, or in the surrounding area.


  2. Connect with local realtors

    A lot of faith is placed in the hands of a realtor when a consumer decides to buy a house. Getting a few on your side and having therm drop the name of your nonprofit as a great place to meet new people and get involved in the community quickly cna never hurt.


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