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To enable as many people as possible to access your opportunities, you need to get your message out in a variety of places and formats. Consider the following:
The Volunteer Centre
Register your opportunities at Volunteer Centre Bath & North East Somerset. It's FREE!!
Printed and electronic newsletters
Posters and leaflets
Display in doctor's surgeries, libraries, launderettes, colleges and universities (which we have two of), places of worship and on community notice boards.
Local and national newspapers
You can pay for adverts, but for free publicity, you can develop human interest stories about how volunteers are involved in your work and how they have personally benefitted and then get them published. Don't forget to include contact details for anyone reading it and who may be interested in volunteering with you. Try linking your story to a national awareness day/week or a current local issue that has been featured.
Will place free ads for voluntary work
Social networking sites
See Volunteer Genie for information about how to use social networking sites and online communities to advertise your opportunities.
Word of Mouth
Talks and presentations
Community Festivals and events
Having a stall at a local event is a great way to raise the profile of your work and to recruit volunteers
Employee Supported Volunteering
Team challenges and employer supported time off to volunteer (see inVOLve page)
National volunteering events and campaigns
Link advertising your opportunities to events such as:
Many will post basic free ads and charge for more content.