Persuasive Letter to Volunteer for a Social Cause

In this life of hustle and bustle, it has become difficult to free one’s self from volunteer work. While everyone is busy in his own life, it is sometimes difficult to convince people to contribute to social causes. Most people end up giving money as their form of help and avoid giving time as a volunteer. Money cannot suffice without manpower. People can be convinced for volunteering if they are motivated and invited properly. A letter to persuade a volunteer for a social cause should be loaded with the following ingredients.

  • Give yours and your project’s introduction.
  • Tell the volunteer why he is important for you.
  • Persuade the volunteer for social work by telling him the benefits of it, reminding him his social duties as a member of society etc.
  • If you’d be making any compensation i.e. certificate of appreciation etc., make mention of it.


Dear Fellow Citizens,

We want to draw your attention to a very pressing issue which has endangered our health and seriously harmed our environment- Air Pollution.  It is caused by the burning of fossil fuels like coal and petrol. Industries emit poisonous unprocessed gases into the air. The bustling traffic on the roads constantly dumps poison in our air. Burning garbage to get rid of it add more harmful chemicals and gases to our environment.

The effects of all these pollutants entering our environment are alarming. They are the main reason behind the increasing cases of respiratory and heart diseases, especially in children. The effects of air pollution are not just limited to humans but also affect wildlife. Another very serious consequence is the damage to the ozone layer which is getting depleted increasingly. The effects of global warming, in the shape of extreme weather and natural disasters, are visible to all. Air pollution is one of the major contributors to global warming.

In the light of all these warning signs and due to the fact that the air quality of our city is now at [number] which is truly distressing. We at [organization name] have decided to launch a campaign where we would do everything in our capacity to fight this issue. We would start by making traffic monitoring committees the purpose of these committees would be to ensure that no vehicle on the road is emitting excessive or unprocessed smoke.

Also, our volunteers would visit factories surrounding our city and monitor the gas emissions and report any factory dumping unprocessed gasses in the air. The biggest task we face is educating the masses and making them aware of the danger air pollution poses for all of us. Since plants are known to purify the air, we intend to hold tree plantation drives. We need volunteers to help us put our plan into action.

We urge you to join us as this is the need of the hour and will help improve all our lives. If you want to register as a volunteer, please call at [phone number] or register online at our website [website address]. Looking forward to your cooperation,


Dear All,

As we all know that trees are important for our existence. They give us fresh oxygen to breathe and clean our air. We eat their fruits and sit in their shade but our greed is destroying forests. We are not replacing them at the rate at which we are cutting them down. Forests are pivotal for our survival. Not only do they have thousands of trees that help to maintain the delicate balance of the ecosystem, but they are also home to many species of animals, birds, and insects that are, in one way or other, important for the ecosystem.

The [name] forest near our town has been here for hundreds of years and helps our town in ways we cannot imagine. First of all, it helps to keep our area’s soil fertile because the dead leaves and other plant material which fall from the forest decompose to form humus, which makes our soil rich in nutrients and minerals. This is great as agriculture plays a very important part in our economy and the crop yield is unlike any other because of this nutrient-rich soil.

Secondly, it prevents the infrastructure near the sloping hills from landslides which could be extremely destructive for the houses and other buildings near that area. The forest also helps keep flooding at bay and controls the rate of run-off rainwater by absorbing the excess water and slowing down the flow of water.

Another extremely important factor is that it is home to the [species name] bird which is extremely rare and which our town is famous for. This attracts money through tourism as tourists and birdwatchers from all around the world come to see it in springtime.

However, during recent years, there has been an increase in cutting down of trees and the number of trees in this forest has decreased at an alarming rate. Therefore we are arranging a tree plantation drive near the outskirts of our town, as a step towards conserving and protecting our forest.

We need to spread awareness for this cause, as deforestation is an issue facing the entire world and needs to be dealt with before it is too late. Thus, we would like you all to invite the maximum number of people possible to join us in our effort, at [place] from [time] to [time]. We look forward to working together for a green and bright future.


I am writing to you regarding the social work that we have started in our community. It is about helping underprivileged people by teaching them different techniques and mechanical skills for free so that they may be given the potential to earn well for themselves. Through this, we’ll be able to diminish the wide class system in our society.

Families and not only the individual could be supported through this. Because we cannot do this on our own, your assistance is required. According to our data, you’re a software engineer. We’ll be highly grateful if you spare your Sundays and teach some software uses to the young member of the community that we have planned to assist.

By sharing your knowledge and skills with them for free, you’ll open opportunities for them to become self-sufficient and support their families. You’re requested to consider this request and inform us at our number if you are willing to join us. Our number is [123-4567-8901] Thank you!

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