Volunteer Resources

Online Volunteer Recruiting

Options for Volunteer Recruitment

The following are some methods of recruiting volunteers for technology programs. Check out our Christian Volunteering Manual (available online at http://www.urbanministry.org/wiki/christian-volunteering-manual) for more information on each of these methods, including templates for recruitment advertisements and job listings.

  1. Church Recruitment. Send out an e-mail to the church list or post an announcement in the bulletin, on PowerPoint, or on a bulletin board.
  2. ChristianVolunteering.org Recruitment. Volunteer openings can be listed for free on our own volunteer recruitment website, available at www.ChristianVolunteering.org. Sites can choose to only accept volunteers who are Christians. iVolunteering.org is our equivalent secular volunteer recruitment site, which lists only positions with no faith restrictions.
  3. Online Recruitment. Many sites provide free online volunteer job listings. This method may reach the most volunteers, but most sites won’t limit inquires to Christians only. Some reliable sites are:
    • VolunteerMatch (volunteermatch.org) is the leading secular volunteer matching site on the Web.
    • Volunteer Solutions (volunteersolutions.org)
    • Serve Net (servenet.org)
    • Idealist (idealist.org)
    • Online Volunteering (Onlinevolunteering.org)
    • Craig’s List (Craigslist.org)
  4. Other Recruitment. E-mail, post flyers, or talk in person to a college group such as Intervarsity or Campus Crusade for Christ.

Online Volunteer Screening

  1. Conduct screening and background check of volunteers for only $8/volunteer online at http://www.volunteerselect.org.
  2. Get references from volunteers and follow through in checking them.

More Resources

  1. TechMission’s PowerPoint presentation on volunteer management available at: http://www.christianvolunteering.org/presentations.jsp.
  2. Templates, such as sample job descriptions, volunteer applications, recruitment advertisements, and so on, are available at http://www.urbanministry.org/wiki/christian-volunteering-manual.
  3. Helpful Links:
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