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Skills development intro

The urge to get better skills is a reliable driver to keep volunteers engaged in the long-term. Opportunities for learning and doing tasks and jobs volunteers would not be able to do otherwise ranks high for retention.

A volunteer driven by skill developments looks for..

Excelling at performing a particular task over time

How do you expand the skills development driver?

  • Are you assessing the current skills of your volunteers? And what would they like to learn?
  • Are you assigning tasks that pose a certain level of challenge to your volunteers?
  • Are you providing training and guidance so your volunteers can master tasks?
  • Do you have a variety of tasks to offer?