Getting volunteers can seem like a daunting task. You might not be sure what kind of person to look for or where to look for volunteers. First, you’ll need to organize your list of tasks that need to be completed to create a successful fundraising auction. Once you accomplish this, you can start searching for your additional manpower. Often in a non-profit organization, there is a group of core people that have been touched by the organization’s outreach, and are often willing to help. Family and friends of the helped individuals are often willing to help also and will probably be very enthusiastic about working. This is one great way to locate volunteers. Additional help can also be found by searching for groups that are related to your objective. For example, if you are looking for volunteers for an animal rescue, you might look at 4-H groups. Another idea is to look for civic groups. Ask the Chamber of Commerce for information about community volunteer programs. Some local churches are active in volunteering also. It never hurts to ask. The most important tip is to look for your volunteers early in the planning process.