Builders Club prepares students to be the most engaged members of their communities. This is accomplished through service leadership—the powerful force that occurs once people discover their heart to serve, answer their call to lead, and exercise the courage to engage.
By engaging, students live a life of collaboration rather than isolation. In fact, a membership recruitment drive is one way members can see that collaboration is key to success. Here are five steps for Builders Club members to follow when planning a recruitment drive.
- Discussion. The club officers could lead a discussion on why the club needs more members—and how they can have a positive impact on other students by inviting them to join.
- Brainstorm. Together, the club can discuss how to motivate other students to join. Questions to help facilitate brainstorming include: What are simple ways that we can ask others? Should we hold a special event? Are there places such as announcements or bulletin boards where we can post an invitation?
- Plan. Next, the club needs to start planning the details of their recruitment drive: the responsibilities of each member, the timeline and deadlines for the event, talking points regarding why students should join, etc.
- Execute. Encourage members to show their Builders Club pride as they host their recruitment drive. Members should be able to express reasons why others should join the club, upcoming club activities and how to join.
- Celebrate. Once the new members are initiated and welcomed into the club, celebrate the club’s recruitment efforts with a small party or rewards.
More than ever—in an age of texting, social media and other technologies—young people need to develop the capacity for face-to-face interaction. The Builders Club experience can help, and so can you. Share these tips to help build the club and get current members engaged with the student body around them.