Getting Volunteers

Type of strategy: CollaborationHumor and Celebration

Humorous way to assign volunteers in cooperative groups.


When it is time to select a spokesperson for the group, participants pint into the air and then, on the count three, point to the person in the group that they want to be the spokesperson.  The participant in each group with the most fingers pointing at them becomes the spokesperson. 




  1. dressed in blue (or any other color).
  2. wearing contacts or glasses.
  3. wearing jewelry.
  4. who have brothers, sisters, children, or pets.
  5. who live the closest or the farthest form the site.



Marcia Tate: Sit & Get Won't Grow Dendrites, 2005. Corwin Press.

Submitted by: Jennifer Arns