School fundraisers can be a lot of work, so finding help early on is essential. When working with others school fundraising can be much more successful and is much easier. Volunteers are often more than willing to sacrifice their time to help make your school fundraiser a success. You can find volunteers in many different places and these ideas will help you to find the best volunteers quickly.
Teachers- Great for Support and Ideas
The money earned by your school fundraiser can make a teacher’s job less stressful. Teachers make the learning experience rich for their students by creating learning opportunities and teaching moments for their students. School fundraising can open the door to new possibilities and learning opportunities by raising extra money that would otherwise not be available.
Teachers want to make learning special for their students and are often willing to volunteer time to the fundraising process. You will find that teachers are more willing to assist with fundraising if the fundraising money will be used to support causes that they are interested in. Teachers would rather work on a fundraiser to earn classroom supplies than for a general fundraiser with no specific purpose. Teachers are busy, so make sure that you don’t overload them with fundraising tasks. Respect their time by coordinating with them before or after school rather than scheduling a special meeting at an inconvenient time.
Parents- Committed to Their Students
One of the best sources of fundraising volunteers are the parents of students. Parents are often willing to help with many parts of the fundraising process from taking orders to distributing products. A well written parent’s letter can be a great way to find and recruit volunteers. Parents are busy so you will need to be persistent and patient as you recruit volunteers. Some parents will have more time to spare, so assign tasks based on availability. Even a busy parent may be willing to spare an hour or two, so create a list of simple tasks for the busy parents that want to help.
Volunteers- Already Helping the School
Volunteers care about your school and are often willing to donate time to help the school earn extra money through school fundraising. Don’t overload your volunteers and consider lessening their other volunteer duties so that they have more time to devote to the school fundraiser.
School Administration and Support Staff
School support staff and administration can make great volunteers for…