Promoting your P&C

Encourage parents to get involved and attract new volunteers using these resources.

Information sheets to step you through recruiting support

#10 Growing your P&C
#11 Recruiting volunteers

Resources to help

  • Brochure about your P&C (to include in the school's enrolment pack, or hand out on the 'First Day' for example). It is designed to be printed double sided and then tri-folded. Download word file (to amenda for your P&C) or PDF (to show formating). Contact us for other formats.
  • Sample form for school enrolment packs to collect parent emails for the P&C (approved by the Directorate).

Understand what makes people volunteer and what they like about it

See this article: More volunteers!
Check out our 'Why I volunteer' articles for a bit of insight that will help you recruit your own volunteers
The results of our member survey are also instructive

Inspiration from others

One P&C grew their ranks by focusing on fun
A 'Class Carer' system to increase parent involvement
More parents with "Fraser Friends"
Reinventing the P&C for High School
Live streaming meetings to grow the audience

More help

Thanking your volunteers will also help you retain and recruit helpers.
The Fundraising Directory also has great advice and ideas for recruiting volunteers (filter the articles by 'volunteers'), filling fete-day rosters, making the most of open days and the 'First Day' and engaging new-comers.

 

 

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