Tips for submitting volunteer projects
The most successful goodcompany volunteer projects are made up of several simple ingredients. Once you get all these ingredients right, you have a much greater chance of having your volunteer project granted. Use our volunteer project writing template to help you.
If you haven't had any success finding a skilled volunteer, there are several reasons why this may be occurring.
- Have you selected a catchy and informative title?
- Have you provided the volunteer with a clear and concise request for their help?
- Have you selected the most appropriate skill category?
- Have you provided an indication of the time commitment required to complete the task?
Some goodcompany tips
Tip 1. Ask for skills and expertise
Fundraising is a very important and challenging task for all charities. But, goodcompany is a new way of looking at fundraising - cost avoidance - it works because it is focuses on delivering pro bono professional services - which save you money and build the capacity of your organisation to achieve its objectives.
Tip 2. Included specific details about the project
The more specific that you make your volunteer project, the more chance you will have of success. 66% of our volunteers said the factor that most influences whether they will respond to a volunteer project are a skills/interest match.
So, try and include specific information about the work that is involved in the project (asking for general marketing help implies a broad scope and may deter rather than attract volunteers), the skills required, and even the personal attributes you're looking for.
Tip 3. Consider short term projects
Groups have more success finding a volunteer when they submit volunteer project for short term projects rather than requesting ongoing assistance. Most of our volunteers work full time and are interested in volunteering their skills for a specific period of time. After the specific volunteer project is fulfilled, you may be able to develop an ongoing relationship with that volunteer.
Tip 4. Describe the difference it will make to your organisation
Our volunteers choose to be a join goodcompany so that they can give back to the community. If you describe the difference that this volunteer project will make to your organisation this is a huge incentive for volunteers. For example, if you can demonstrate that the volunteer project is an important part of your organisation's efforts to, e.g. address youth homelessness, rather than just 'help" it will have a greater impact on the volunteer.
Tip 5. Submit a volunteer project at anytime
Don't forget you can now submit a volunteer project at any time. Just login to our website at www.goodcompany.com.au and submit a volunteer project at My Volunteer Project Account. Submit them when they occur to you and when you need the help.