If you are a like many volunteer leaders, you may have challenges recruiting volunteers and keeping them around. It can be frustrating, slow work down – and totally increase the amount you personally have to do.
So what’s going on? Why aren’t people stepping up to help? Don’t they get that the work you do helps their kids?
Here’s a crazy truth…
In the US, about one in four American adults volunteer – across every generation. So the problem isn’t that people have totally stopped volunteering.
The problem is parents have lots of other choices on how to spend their time.
They may decide to support their kids through soccer, scouts or time shuttling their children to a variety of other activities. They may feel like they work so much, down time is better spent with family than helping the PTA. They may be struggling to pay their bills and working extra hours to make ends meet.
So what’s a leader to do when parents keep saying they “don’t have time”?
How do you run a PTA without volunteers?
First of all, take a deep breath. There is a way around this.
You just need to make volunteering with you an opportunity of choice.
Guilt and threats don’t make parents show up.
Making volunteering for you irresistible is the way to create a team of active volunteers.
Not sure how to do that?
No worries. I can teach you.
My name is Cynthia D’Amour. I’m a third-generation volunteer leader.
I’ve helped tens of thousands of volunteer leaders transform themselves into leaders today’s volunteers want to help.
And I will teach you how to do the same when you attend my plenary session at the NPTA Convention on Thursday June 20th at 2:30 PM.
- You are going to learn how to turn “I don’t have time” into “I can’t wait to volunteer for you!”
- You’ll be able to recruit volunteers with ease – and keep them too.
It gets even better.
My programs are always hands-on, tons of fun AND you’ll learn simple how-to steps you can take right away!
If you want to grow your team of active volunteers, you need to be in my session.
See you in Cincinnati!
Leadership strategist Cynthia D’Amour, MBA is the president of People Power Unlimited. She’s also the author of seven books How to Turn Generation Me Into Active Members of Your Association. Cynthia has served more than 67 total years on boards and recruited more than 250 members. Cynthia specializes in working with associations that want to get more volunteers involved and leaders who want to achieve outrageous success. For a sneak peak at some how-to articles by Cynthia, go to http://www.peoplepowerunlimited.com