A well-run volunteer program comes down to organization and communication.
From super-simple ideas to grander gestures, say thanks to your volunteers in ways that will make them feel good (and keep them coming back)!
When school volunteers feel appreciated, they’re more likely to come back.
Your parent volunteers have juggled a lot this year. From cozy socks to meal deliveries and more, we share ideas so you can thank them while staying safe.
When your appeals for help aren’t getting results, it’s time to try something—or someone—new.
Get and keep more volunteers for your parent group with these approaches.
PTO volunteer recruitment pledge programs make a big difference for schools, one hour at a time.
Scratch "not enough volunteers" off your list of stressors. Our 2 Hour Power school volunteer recruitment program has all the steps and tools you need to build your base—2 hours at a time.
Tips to bring volunteers in, keep them happy, and avoid the pitfalls that will keep them from coming back.
Simple but effective ways to help more parents get involved with your group.
The real reasons people don’t help, and what you can do about it.
The most common challenges to engaging new parents are actually fairly easy to fix.
The way you follow up with interested parents can make or break your volunteer recruitment efforts.
Show volunteers your appreciation with one of these sassy cards.
Make involvement your top priority and every challenge your group faces will get a whole lot easier.
Try these leader-tested, nuts-and-bolts ways to build parent involvement.
Detailed forms for parents to fill out, marking the programs and committees for which they would like to volunteer. Some also available in Spanish.
When it comes to thanking your volunteers, it's always worth the effort.
Don’t wait for the big annual event to say thanks. We’ve rounded up a bunch of volunteer appreciation ideas that can be used year-round.
With some thought and planning, you can turn occasional helpers into committed volunteers.
Try our No-Excuses Response Guide when "I'd love to, but..." is the answer you get from potential volunteers.
Building your volunteer base starts with creating relationships. Follow these steps to success.