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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Recruiting and Managing Volunteers by John L. Lipp

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Chapter 14
Special Events: From Street Fairs to Galas
In This Chapter
♦ How to plan for an army of volunteers
♦ Why position descriptions for event volunteers are important
♦ Where to recruit event volunteers
♦ Maximizing supervision through team leaders
♦ Scheduling and training special event volunteers
♦ Keeping volunteers connected after your event
A friend of mine, a seasoned pro at managing special events, once described her job as being like a duck on a lake; on the surface everything is smooth and calm, while underneath she is paddling furiously. If you’ve ever found yourself involved in staging a special event, I’m sure you’ll agree with her assessment.
Most events, from fundraisers and street fairs to sporting competitions and school carnivals, ...

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