Call For Volunteers
All fundraising events require volunteers. When you are learning how to hold a breakfast fundraiser, you will need an estimate of how many people you need to help with the event. Some of the roles that need to be filled include:
Contacting sponsors - one or more volunteers should be assigned to reach out to sponsors. This can include companies that might be willing to donate supplies needed for the fundraiser or those willing to place advertisements on placemats;
Ticket printing and sales - one or more volunteers should be assigned to contact local business owners about selling tickets in their shops. This would involve not only delivery of tickets but also picking up sales funds;
Advertising - a volunteer should be assigned to advertise the event. This may involve press releases, printing and distributing flyers, and online advertising through Facebook or FourSquare;
Cooking staff - volunteers will be needed the day of the event to prepare food. Check with the venue that you are using to see if there are requirements for training;
Set-up/break down - volunteers will be needed to help set up and tear down the venue. In some cases, there is little to do outside of setting up place settings and utensils while other venues may require tables and chairs to be set up and later put away;
Clean up crew - several volunteers will be needed the day of the event to help keep tables clean of debris and washed. This may be a good opportunity to reach out to youth groups such as a local Boy Scout troop, band or Honor Society.
There are other roles that will have to be filled including people for shopping, greeting, collecting tickets at the door and so forth. Remember, more hands make lighter work.