Overview

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Welcome to the e-learning lesson on recruiting and engaging volunteers online. This tutorial will review Facebook and Meetup.com, two web-based tools that are available for little or no cost, and that require no advanced technical knowledge or skills. Facebook and Meetup both: can help you generate word-of-mouth publicity for your organization; can help you organize events; have privacy and security settings; and offer membership perks, like increased engagement, to your current volunteers.

This tutorial explores two tools for recruiting and engaging volunteers online.

This tutorial will give you a basic overview of two tools for recruiting and engaging volunteers online: Facebook and Meetup. Each offers its own advantages and disadvantages, but both can help you use the web to target the types of volunteers you want and help you engage your current volunteer base.

Recruiting volunteers online can increase your efficiency.

These web-based tools offer low-cost ways to expand your organization’s reach. Depending on the site, the fees are either low or nonexistent, so your only other investment is in staff time. By using Facebook and Meetup, you can target potential volunteers by zip code, demographic background, etc., to easily find the right match for your group.