We were running a little short on volunteer numbers ahead of the event, and were pleasantly surprised to see that the listing had a positive impact on increasing our volunteer applications!
It was even followed up with an unexpected but very welcome short summary of key post metrics to show how many people had interacted with our listing.
Tom Hecht – Marketing Manager, Ourea Events
Struggling to find volunteers for your race?
We help races recruit race volunteers through Race Volunteers, a network of social media groups for eager race volunteers looking for their next exciting role (and perhaps a race perk or two).
Since the launch of Race Volunteers we have helped races of all sizes and disciplines recruit volunteers, including The San Francisco Marathon, the Breca Swimrun Series and Salomon Skyline Scotland.
How does it work?
When you submit a request for volunteers by filling out the form on this page, we publish an event on one of our Race Volunteers Facebook pages. Here’s the Race Volunteers UK page and here’s an example event (your request will get an entry just like this).
Once your request is published, we promote the event across Facebook and Twitter, driving traffic to your dedicated event page.
When people reach the dedicated event page we set up for your request on Facebook, they can:
- learn more about the volunteer roles on offer
- find a contact link back to your race website
- post a question or comment on the page
To help quickly answer volunteer comments we will make your Facebook page a co-host to the event we create.
Does it work?
Yes, although how well it works depends on what incentives you offer to volunteers. The better the perks, the more interest your request will generate (we find race discounts/free race entries work best).
What do I need to do?
We offer this service for free to all UK and US races. All you need to do is fill in the request form and we’ll do the rest.