If you ask any leader of a non-profit or church what one of the hardest things to do is, you’ll most likely hear they have trouble keeping quality volunteers to help out.
They ask and ask but receive no response. If they do receive responses, those responses are subpar.
The end result is finding quality volunteers is hard.
But there’s actions you can take as a leader to find quality volunteers that will stick with your organization for years to come.
Have clearly defined guidelines: Skimping on guidelines for volunteers is an easy thing to do, especially when you’re struggling to bring in people to help.
This is a huge mistake. The guidelines you’ve laid out for volunteers is there for a reason. They help weed out those who will not be a good fit and clearly defines what is expected out of each volunteer. Read more...
What’s the hardest thing to do as a leader? If you’re like me, it’s finding people to buy in and give their all. There’s many times where we place people into positions thinking they’re a good fit. Only to find out they’re not.
Part of the problem is we assign people to tasks. They’re handpicked by us. We want them for the position.
But are they right for the position?
Instead of choosing people to a job position, begin seeking out volunteers for the position.
Now, this doesn’t mean we don’t pay them. This means we’re seeking out people who are looking to expand their influence and take on greater responsibilities.
Why would we want to seek out volunteers instead of appointing someone to a new position?
Something unique happens when we begin adding volunteers to the team. Our teams start to flourish. Read more...