The only way members of the community will join us is if they have heard of us. Recruitment is the process of attracting, selecting, and retaining qualified individuals to join our organization. Pierce County Search and Rescue is a 100% volunteer, non-profit organization, so recruitment is essential to maintain a sufficient number of trained and dedicated members who can provide effective and timely services to the community.
Some of the responsibilities for a member who is part of recruitment are:
Developing and implementing a recruitment plan that identifies the needs and goals of the organization, the sources and methods of recruitment, and the budget and timeline for the recruitment activities.
Creating and updating recruitment materials such as flyers, brochures, posters, website, social media, etc. that highlight the mission, vision, values, and benefits of joining the organization.
Establishing and maintaining relationships with potential recruitment sources such as schools, colleges, community groups, businesses, media outlets, etc. that can help spread the word about the organization and its opportunities.
Organizing and participating in recruitment events such as orientations, fairs and community outreach events, that showcase the organization and its activities to prospective members and the public.
Providing feedback and guidance to applicants throughout the recruitment process and ensuring a positive and professional experience for them.
Coordinating with the training directors and the board of directors to facilitate the integration and retention of new members.
Evaluating and monitoring the effectiveness of the recruitment plan and activities and making adjustments as needed to improve the quality and quantity of recruits.