That's why Gail Dever's four part series during National Volunteer Week on her Genealogy à la carte blog is so useful. Two items in the final section ring especially true for me.
- personally contact potential volunteers. General appeals are fine but there's nothing like being approached by someone you respect and asked to help.The whole series, the first three parts are linked from the final part, is a must read for Society leadership.
- promote the impact volunteers make on your society.