Volunteering is a rewarding experience. Managing volunteers can be just as satisfying. But anyone who has worked with volunteers understands that the process is not always what it appears. It’s time for Volunteer Managers to skip the baloney and squash these myths about volunteering for good.
The first step we talk about at Volunteer U is to IDENTIFY your team. What does it mean to identify your team? We’re asking you to take time to think about who your dream volunteer would be and how they would behave. In the IDENTIFY stage, you get to figure out who would be an excellent fit to serve your organization (and just as importantly, who would not be a good fit).