Over the past years, our focus has been more on the work that volunteers do, rather than fulfilling the needs of the volunteers.The times call for a better balance: If we meet the needs of volunteers retention and results will improve.
It’s easy to see that many volunteer retention factors are under the direct control of the organization. Although it appears there are many aspects to juggle, in terms of your organization’s time and energy investment, it’s worth the effort to keep a volunteer.
It’s important to remember that your organization’s general goals should be twofold. You are there to fulfill your mission within the community and enhance the lives of the volunteers who help carry this mission forward.