SCOPE AND PURPOSE
This web page is solely devoted to providing practical information and tangible materials related to the ongoing organization task of locating, recruiting and training new volunteer associates. Success in this area is essential to ensuring that the Kairos Prison Ministry will continue to be a growing, improving and vital portion of God's kingdom. Such organizational health is the responsibility of every volunteer in every Texas unit to serve this urgent and important goal. If we will each one commit to adding a faithful portion into this group effort then whatever value we create today will serve others tomorrow!
We are pleased to announce that the Recruiting-Training Workshop conducted at the April KOT Quarterly Meeting was well attended and well received. Is it really a MUST for all Recruiting-Training Coordinators? According to the meeting survey responses by those in attendance it apparently was. Was it good enough to do again? Stay tuned! And to see what you missed, download the Workshop slides Here!
ATTENTION: All New ROCKs! (Recruiting-Outreach Coordinators of Kairos) THOU SHALT START HERE!
OUTREACH EXCELLENCE CHECKLIST
This KOT tool can be extremely helpful for individual units to keep track of their progress and compliance with Kairos guidelines. The key here will be for the users to personalize and adapt it to their own specific community assets and needs. After that - like any powerful tool - it requires diligent usage and regular maintenance to bring out its full potential. Since it is an Excel interactive file, you will need to download it to your computer prior to usage. ROCK Checklist
The ROCK Worksheet is the same format as the Checklist only the guidance and links have been removed to make room for actual inputs of the "What, Who, By When" columns.
What? No, of course we're not trying to make this more difficult. Really, quite the opposite! And to prove that point - here are all the links on the ROCK Checklist Excel file for your easy and individual link referencing. Enjoy!
Kairos Outreach2 - Presentation Guide Volunteer Recruiting Best Practices
MYKairos - Downloads - Recruiting Kairos Style Guide
Kairos Speakers Bureau Checklist Produce a Kairos Story Board
Suggested Elevator Speeches Clergy Recruitment - Where to Look
Structured Approach for Outreach-Recruitment TDCJ Considerations for Ex-offenders
THE ROCK GARDEN
Links from this Kairos Of Texas recruiting oasis section will soon - Lord willing! - be filled with a collection of practical offerings straight from hardworking volunteers like you who are currently in the recruiting process. We foresee great ideas, worth trying ideas, and perhaps even some "avoid this idea" ideas! There's room to grow here!
PS. Your idea doesn't need to be "website ready" by any means - that's our job! Just send whatever you have and we'll take it from there. Thanks!
O KAIROS! MY KAIROS!
MyKairos is maintained by KPMI and contains a wealth of information and resource materials. The following links point you to site locations or documents that you may find particularly helpful.
Kairos Presentation Guide This document provides guidance on making a Kairos presentation.
Fundraising/Donations Some additional thoughts and ideas on fundraising.
Recruiting Several practical downloads on the general subject of volunteer recruitment.
Videos Library A wide selection of links and downloads from the video collection for recruiting meetings and new volunteer training and motivation.
Ordering Materials How to order available items from KPMI
Style Guide for Websites This guide sets out rules and regs for a unit website. It can also serve as a list of areas where volunteer recruiting can be actively supported through your unit's online site.
Anatomy Of A Volunteer KPMI Recruiting Blog.
To add a particularly impressive professional touch to group presentations, you can also order pull-up banners from KPMI utilizing the supply order form available here in printable pdf format and a fillable Word file which you can download.
HEY, WAIT, DON'T LEAVE JUST YET!!
Before you exit this web page, please take just a brief moment and share any recruiting idea(s) that have worked for you, a helpful comment, a question you have, or just a quick greeting of encouragement! Don't be shy and don't be a stranger - after all, we're in this together!
Thanks in advance. We're definitely all in this together!