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Recruiting volunteers is an important part of volunteer management. Volunteers can serve in many capacities with your organization from administrative duties to running client programs and board service to providing in-kind donations.

On this page you’ll find helpful tips, relevant articles, resources, and documents related to recruiting volunteers. If you have any resources, best practices or templates you’d like to share please contact Heather MacDonald, Volunteer and Community Engagement Director, via email at or 801.736.7715.


Ten Recruiting Tips


The toolkits below include forms, templates and instructions from other volunteer organizations across the country. These examples could help your organization to create and implement an effective volunteer recruitment strategy. Please respect any copyrights and contact the organization for permission to edit any of the documents.

  • Goodwill Industries: This comprehensive toolkit from Goodwill Industries of Northern New England includes an MOU, volunteer contracts, volunteer application, interview form, checklist, welcome letter, exit survey and much more.
  • National Mentoring Center: Marketing for the Recruitment of Mentors is a workbook for finding and attracting volunteers.
  • Corporation for National and Community Service: The Toolkit for Program Sustainability, Capacity Building and Volunteer Recruitment/Management.

Links and Articles on Recruiting

The Seven Deadly Sins of Recruiting Volunteers

Energ!ze Inc. Volunteer Recruitment Articles

Resource Center Resources for Recruiting Volunteers

The Aging Network’s Volunteer Collaborative

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Volunteer. Be the Change.
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