Social Media Training: How to find the volunteers you need

Event aims 

Volunteer engagement is changing – in a Covid world, everything is done online, including how you recruit volunteers.

How do you use twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to expand your volunteer base?

Remembering that every one of your followers on social media is a potential volunteer, there’s an opportunity not to be missed here.

This training will help you:
• Identify what social media platforms to use to promote your organisation
• Learn how to create enticing posts
• Explore ways to tell your organisation’s story to inspire others to come on board

Who should attend? 

You might work for a volunteer involving organisation or be a volunteer co-ordinator who wants to use their existing social media skills to connect with potential volunteers.

What will you learn?

Find out how to make the most of LinkedIn, Facebook and twitter to tell your organisation’s story to attract potential volunteers.

The session will look at digital tools such as Bitly and Canva to develop eye-catching posts, and explore the benefits of paid for advertising to reach your audience.

Find out more about engaging with followers by defining your impact and telling the story of how volunteers made a difference to your organisation through social media.


Claire Hetherington is the Marketing & Communications Officer at Community First Yorkshire. She has many years experience of running successful social media campaigns and has consistently doubled the organisation’s online followers year on year.

How to book

Please scroll down to book your place. The closing date for booking your place is Monday 1 February at 12pm.

If you have any questions about booking or invoicing please contact or telephone 01904 704 177.


Attendees can receive refunds for cancellations up to 7 days before the event date.

Please note that non-attendance on training you have booked on will require the full payment, this also applies to bursary and funded places. This is to allow as many participants as possible to access our training. See our Terms and Conditions for more information.


This event is free to organisations in North Yorkshire with an income of up to £5k thanks to funding from North Yorkshire County Council.

Places for other organisations are £24 each (£20 +VAT).

If you are a small organisation that would struggle to attend this training a small number of bursary places may be available, please contact or 01904 704 177 to discuss this further.

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