times, due to the large number of people you are expecting
at your treasure hunt, you'll need volunteers to help you
pull it off. For the sake of maximum participation, it's ideal
to enlist volunteers from NON-party attendees, realizing that
this isn't always possible, though. One thing to consider
when choosing your volunteers is ensuring that they are strong
personalities who won't get 'bullied' by a team who gets a
little over-competitive. Additionally, be sure to choose individuals
who are punctual and reliable (it will be a source of stress
on the day of the event otherwise
the following tips when working with you volunteers:
Do what you can to not give them TOO much information. Consider
ahead of time how much they actually need to know. The less
they know that doesn't pertain to them can often be a blessing.
Have all of their instructions WRITTEN DOWN on a piece of
paper that they can keep with them. This will keep them from
asking the same questions over and over at a time when you'll
need to keep your head 'in the game' to facilitate the actual
Make sure that each volunteer understand the importance of
being ON TIME.
Make sure that your volunteers are all easily identified by
the guests. Nametags are great for this. Even if your guests
all know the volunteers personally, when they see the nametags
(or some other sticker/corsage/etc.) they'll know that they
are a volunteer and potentially someone that can assist them.
Have a meeting with all of your volunteers BEFORE your guests
arrive (or early enough on before the hunt begins.) Make sure
that THEIR questions get answered so that they in turn can
answer questions from those about to go on the hunt.
REWARD your volunteers in some way - either by group recognition
in the form of a verbal thank you wherein all of the participants
can clap for them or by sending them a thank you card for
their time and effort to help make your treasure hunt a success.
In this way, it will be easier to get them to volunteer for
your NEXT activity or event!
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