How to write and share volunteer descriptions

September 10, 2018

Jodi Lastman

Community groups like yours run on volunteers. You’re probably a volunteer yourself! Getting enough volunteers, and the right volunteers, is crucial to the very longevity of most community based organizations.

Writing and effectively sharing a volunteer description is one way to recruit volunteers. It provides clarity on the needs of your groups, on the teams roles and responsibility, and most importantly tells the community you are looking for volunteers!

The only difference between volunteer job postings and paid postings is the lack of pay and the fact that the person writing them is generally not a Human Resources professional.  Read on for tips to help you succeed in writing and sharing volunteer job descriptions that result in volunteers  who provide your group with new skills or perspectives.



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