Monday, October 19, 2015
Girl scout leaders…your calendar is full of awesome, empowering activities for your troop, but to ensure that these activities are a success, you need VOLUNTEERS! You might have already noticed that the same few parents do all of the volunteering; and while you do appreciate the continued help of these die-hards, you know that there is plenty of work to go around; and it’s nice to include other parents in scout life as well. So, whether you still need a Troop First Aider, Cookie Manager, or just some extra chaperones, we’ve put together 5 simple tips to help you get more parent volunteers:
1) Don’t forget to ask.
Once you have your activities scheduled, don’t forget to ask for help. Since most parents have a busy schedule, ask early and get it on their calendars well in advance.
2) Accept help, no matter how small.
While not every parent can commit to a rigorous volunteer schedule, many of them can commit to helping out every once in awhile. Even if your volunteer spots are filled, create a place for them - this will only encourage more volunteering. :)
3) Make it easy to sign up.
Use technology to your advantage and avoid the dreaded “reply all” emails with tools like SimplyCircle. We make signing up for a volunteer commitment as easy as a click of a button. And you know exactly who volunteered for which event!
Thank you to SimplyCircle who generously contributed to this blog post. Streamline your communication with parents visit www.SimplyCircle.com
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