A volunteer is someone who assists your Board or community without pay. While many people think volunteers can bend the rules, they are accountable and subject to the same policies and procedures that apply to the Board of Directors and other homeowners.
Active volunteers come in both sexes and in all sizes, shapes, colors, and personalities. New volunteers broaden the perspective in your community. They bring new skills, new ideas and unique experience. Homeowners who volunteer in homeowners associations (HOAs) are interested in working to make the community a better place in which to live.
Spring is upon us, so we now turn to new projects and community plans. Thus, this is the ideal time to think about expanding the number of volunteers in your association. The Board can’t do all the work themselves. Committees and volunteers are needed to research, analyze and execute.
Successful volunteers have these common traits:
People of all ages and backgrounds are willing to commit some time to serving your community. They don’t usually knock on your door, so the HOA Board has to find the people who are willing to invest in the community. While it takes time to identify good volunteers, it pays huge dividends for the association.
Ongoing recruiting is the best way to keep steady stream of reliable volunteers for your HOA. But, spring is always especially busy for most people. That’s why you want to make sure to start recruiting volunteers early—and before their time is committed to other efforts.