Volunteer Title: Volunteer Development Advisor
Organization Name: Bryn Mawr Wellesley Book Sale
Supervisor: Elizabeth Romanaux
Description of Duties: Meet with board president and/or a small number of other members to make suggestions about how to improve volunteer development processes. How can we reach more book-loving volunteers? What amenities or thank-yous should we offer? What do volunteers want from the experience and how can we keep them coming back?
Experience Required: 3+ years working with volunteers or volunteer management; HR/Program management background would be useful.
- Review current efforts to find people to help collect, sort and price books during the year (April – February) and during 10-day annual sale.
Establish ways to regularly communicate with volunteers during the year.
- Establish a way to routinely thank volunteers and encourage repeat engagement with the organization.
Expected Outcomes/Outputs of Project:
Written recommendation to the President and Board for streamlining volunteer process, including how to better recruit, retain and utilize book sale volunteers.
Time Commitment: Approximately 15 hours
Organizational Goals and Programming: The primary goal is to pull off a huge and complicated sale in a short period of time, and keep overhead as low as possible.