FROM BECKY: Here are some more helpful ideas that will help you to get the volunteers that you want for your Son-Rise Program.

1) Why do you want to be a volunteer? This is one of the most important questions to ask prospective volunteers, remember, at the early stages of recruiting, you are feeling out the type of people you want and separating the men from the boys. Simply by asking this question, you will gain insights to their character and intentions. It is one of the most commonly asked questions in a job interview.

2) Trust your instincts! It is your prerogative to choose who you want. When companies hold interviews for a job, they don’t just take the first person who walks in the door, they ask questions and use instincts and information about that person to recruit the best person for the job. Being your child’s friend is your volunteers job and you are the director of your program. If you don’t like the feel of someone then you are not obliged to take them on.

3) Two simple qualities! Your volunteers don’t need to have a wealth of experience with children or a Masters in Special Education, as long as they are open and interested, they are trainable. Open being, they want to learn about the program and take on any feedback, suggestions you give them. Interested being they show up, they look enthusiastic!

More coming soon!