The UU Growth Lab in Facebook recently featured an article by Karin Hurt titled “How to Recruit Leaders in Your Volunteer Organization.”
Among Hurt’s tips:
• Create “bite-size” roles so volunteers won’t feel overwhelmed.
• Set term limits so people know when their service ends.
• Don’t micromanage once someone has accepted a role.
• Communicate volunteer opportunities widely, not just among a select few.
There are also useful observations in the many reader comments to the article. The article, dated January 13, 2014, also can be found on Hurt’s blog, Let’s Grow Leaders.
The UU Growth Lab is a useful place to find and discuss a range of topics relating to growth issues in congregations. There is also a UU Young Adult Growth Lab. Both can be found by searching for “UU Growth” in Facebook.