Most BIAs find that they have more success recruiting volunteers when they define exactly what needs to be done and how much time is required.

For instance, potential volunteers often envision themselves staffing booths or blowing up balloons — but they don’t realize that their computer skills might be needed in the BIA office, their design skills could help in creating attractive promotional materials, or that they can assist in recruiting other volunteers or researching additional funding sources.

Volunteer Toronto has been helpful in providing materials for this section.

Please use the sample volunteer recruitment form as a template. It can be distributed throughout your BIA to help with volunteer recruitment.