Like every one of the over 500 non-profit-organisations and community groups in Wellington, yours probably couldn't survive without volunteers. My best friend's quite famous father says that if all New Zealand's volunteers suddenly stopped work for 24 hours, all it once, the country would grind to a halt.
You don't need to be told this. Volunteers are probably in the mix of your organisation in at least a couple of areas. But what do you do when you need highly-skilled and competency-specific volunteers to help take your organisation to the next level? Are they even out there?
And then there's the problem of time: If the wind blows in the right direction and you are lucky enough to secure exactly the right specifically-skilled volunteer you need, you don't have the time to give them a proper induction or manage them effectively; you already have too much to do - am I right?
Your Cheeky Upstart skilled volunteer solution
I have had tremendous success over the last 7 years securing skilled-volunteers for non-profit organisations and community groups. I'm talking volunteers who specialise in:
IT networking and infrastructure
Marketing management and communications
Human resource management
Skilled-volunteers love volunteering in the sector, especially when they understand what strategic volunteering can do for their employment and career prospects. I've actually lost count of the number of skilled-volunteers I've given employment references for.
The volunteers I love are independent, hungry to prove themselves, technically excellent in their particular skill-sets and available for a minimum of 3 months. I know exactly how to find these fantastically-skilled, steely-eyed and committed volunteers, and how to set them to workfor you.
Here's what Cheeky Upstart can do for you
I can work with your non-profit organisation to:
Assess exactly what skill gaps you have that the right volunteers could fill
Create a position description for a volunteer who not only has the right skill-set, but also the temperament, disposition and team-fit you're looking for
Source appropriate volunteers through channels I've been using for 7 years
Put together a pool of volunteer candidates
Submit the top 3 candidates for you to interview
Conduct a customised induction for the volunteers you select to join your team
Help you manage the recruited volunteer until they are familiar enough with their roles and your environment to manage themselves with you.