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The power of thank you

A key part of any recruitment process is making your thank you message personal and prompt.

You’ll know best how to arrange this, but in the week after the camp make sure you make some gesture to thank the parents who were on your team.

This could be a card made by the young people, a gift, or a photograph of the parent enjoying the camp, signed by the leadership team and young people.

Make thank you cards on the print centre

Saying thank you as the parents leave is a great start.

Talk tactics

Get together with your core leadership team as soon as possible after camp. Go through the list of new parents who helped, and share your feedback on what they did, what they enjoyed and where your leaders could see them volunteering in the future.

Use this information at the follow up, which should be carried out by the most appropriate person. This could be their buddy, you or another adult they got one well with. Talking tactics with your team will make the follow up more fruitful.

>> The follow up


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