Ideas for Recruiting Lady Volunteers

Ideas for Recruiting Lady Volunteers
Sue Brage

Take a minute to invite someone into ministry… we make it easy! This unique resource is a great team activity for your next staff or leaders meeting! Simply follow the three steps below and you’ll have everything you need to recruit new volunteers in a personal and creative way.
It seems like a no-brainer, but statistics show the number one reason people volunteer is because someone asked them! Here are 3 quick steps for inviting someone into ministry. Think of it as having a party – and your prospective volunteers are the very important guests…

Step 1 – The Guest List

Make a list of people with the right qualities. Need someone friendly? Organized? Someone tech-savvy?

Step 2 – The Invitation

When it comes to inviting people – get personal. A handwritten invitation or note will really get their attention! In your note, share how they will make a difference and describe why you enjoy serving. End with a personal invitation to meet up and talk about the possibilities! (Download our Ministry Minute invitation to use with your team.)

Step 3 – The Party – a face to face meeting

Be sure to follow-up to arrange a time to meet face-to-face and share what God is doing in your ministry, and how your guest could benefit from getting involved. If they are not ready to commit, invite them to a casual event where they could simply be around the people and see the ministry in action. There’s nothing like experiencing ministry first-hand!

Great idea: send out a Ministry Resource Card & Invitation to all ladies in the church. Invite them to an after church meeting. The Resource Card should list all areas of possible ministry.

This article “Ideas for Recruiting Lady Volunteers” by Sue Brage was excerpted from: website. July 2010. It may be used for study & research purposes only.

This article may not be written by an Apostolic author, but it contains many excellent principles and concepts that can be adapted to most churches. As the old saying goes, “Eat the meat. Throw away the bones.”