If you act now, you can find volunteers to help your organization with all manner of activities, such as:
- Raising money for your organization,
- Developing an evaluation for your nutrition program,
- Setting up your donor database management system,
- Writing grant applications for your organization,
- Bringing people to your protests, and
- Giving massages to your program participants.
Who are these people? Students.
No, I am not talking about filling out those pesky applications for interns. I am talking about other school-based opportunities for you to find donated time and talent. Here are some examples:
- Classes at the school of social work (or film/journalism/massage/culinary arts/other),
- Career resource center, where you can find recent graduates who want real-world work experience in their fields of study,
- Students who have to complete community service hours to graduate,
- Service organizations,
- Interest group-based student associations,
- School bands, and
- School newspapers and radio stations.
The important thing is to act now: Some of these groups and the people in charge of them map out the year’s activities in the fall.