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Key Principles in Involving Volunteers

Guidelines for organisations Volunteers should be recruited to enhance a service not to replace paid staff. Before recruiting, be clear why a volunteer is wanted or needed Organisations should provide clear written task outlines for their volunteers which are skills based – meaningful tasks with opportunities for personal development Provide the volunteer with an induction …

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The Top 10 Reasons Why Volunteers Leave Unexpectedly

Reason no. 10 The reality of their experience was not what they expected when they signed on. Reason no. 9 Employees treated them as an interruption, not as welcome (and anticipated) help. Reason no. 8 Veteran long-term volunteers wouldn’t let them into their “insider” group. Reason no. 7 They did not see the connection between …

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