As much as you might like to, you can’t do it all on your own. Every race director knows that volunteers are crucial to the success of their event. Instead of roping all your friends and family in at the last minute to help, recruit volunteers early and mobilize them with volunteer management software. It will save you hours of time and get you all the help you need to run your event.
Sign up volunteers online and customize the registration process to collect exactly the information you need, operating out of one central database.
Once you’ve got them hooked, assign and change roles as necessary. Run reports to see what holes you need to fill, who’s going where at what time, and how recruiting is going compared to last year.
Keep them in the loop by sending broadcast emails, whether it’s event updates or simply automated confirmations. And next year, you’ll have all their data in your system to reach out for their help again.