Leading a chapter is hard work, but we have the resources you need to aid your efforts. Whether it's creating an annual plan or finding our Chapter Leader Facebook group, we have you covered. Set your chapter up for success by checking out these useful how-to's! From volunteer recruitment to new leadership, learn how to maximize your impact today.
Chapter Management How To's
Leading a chapter is hard work, but we have the resources you need to aid your efforts. Whether it's creating an annual plan or finding our Chapter Leader Facebook group, we have you covered.
Set your chapter up for success by checking out these useful how-to's! From volunteer recruitment to new leadership, learn how to maximize your impact today.
New volunteer sign-ups will be linked directly to your official chapter email address (ex: firstname.lastname@example.org). This means you will get real-time notifications of volunteer interest, hooray!
Quick tip: Create a new volunteer interest survey and link it to the auto reply of your chapter's email. It's a simple way to get a sense of a new volunteer's interests and what they can bring to your team.
Does your chapter need a Communications Officer, Event Coordinator, or Students Helping Students Lead? Here are a few tips to recruit for your chapter’s volunteer needs.
Do you need to create a Volunteer Job Description? Consider using our sample guide below, which informs applicants of Room to Read’s mission, as well as including a position overview and required qualifications.
Interest in learning about chapter level development work at a non-profit.
Extremely detail oriented, accurate, and organized.
Adept at using Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word.
Proficiency in oral and written English.
Ability to juggle multiple priorities simultaneously and take initiative.
Work well independently as well as part of a team
Examples of Preferred Skills:
Experience working with Microsoft PowerPoint.
Experience living or working in our community.
Prior success working closely and building relationships with diverse groups of people.
Effectiveness in working or volunteering in a non-profit organization that is focused on maintaining high quality work and low overhead.
Proven track record of achieving results.
Flexibility to take on ad hoc projects as needed
If there is a discrepancy between your Chapter Webpage thermostat and donations this calendar year which you know have come in, please fill out our Chapter Funds Inquiry Form and allow two weeks to see your webpage updated with gifts. If there are any questions on your inquiry a Room to Read staff member will be in touch.
Complete your Chapter Annual Plan to identify your team’s collective goals and intentions for the year. This snapshot of your plans will help to inform both your chapter team and the Global Office, and provide a starting point and guideline for your efforts.
Once completed, send your Chapter Annual Plan to your Global Chapter Contact so we know what your goals are and can discuss how we can help you reach them. Happy planning!
Room to Read hosts a "Chapter Journey" (previous called "Chapter Treks") every OTHER year. Out most recent treks include: Tanzania in 2018, Sri Lanka in 2016, Laos in 2014 and Nepal in 2012.
The next Chapter Journey will be in 2020. Stay tuned for information on our next chapter trek!