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[b]Quote from Elizabeth.Jewell on July 22, 2014, 12:56[/b]
[quote][b]Quote from sandratrickett on July 22, 2014, 12:53[/b]
We have recently been working on increasing our volunteers and have found Facebook an excellent tool. It is essential that regular updates and replies are posted to capture interest.

When we get an interested volunteer I make sure that we get to know them and find out what their interests and skills are so that they feel valued and can be utilised in a way that they feel useful doing something they are good at.

Facebook seems to be a popular tool! You’re right – it’s the perfect way to send timely updates to your volunteers.

I really love what you said about making people feel valued. Do all of your volunteers get together regularly?[/quote]

We get together at least once a month and have just set up a subgroup for a project we are working on to renovate a bus shelter into a community café. We have developed a very strong team with a good skill mix.