In previous weeks we’ve considered a range of barriers to people becoming volunteers for your group or organization.
If you missed any of the ideas you can read them on the previous blog posts.
Another potential barrier after joining up to volunteer and then ends with the volunteers not staying is about the orientation that the volunteers attend.
THE VOLUNTEER RECRUITMENT ORIENTATION
Does your orientation consist of quick introductions to people who barely acknowledge the new volunteer’s presence? Do you hand them the thirteen volumes of organizational policies and procedures to read as you disappear out the door muttering “good luck with it all”?
YOUR VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT ORIENTATION PLAN FOR VOLUNTEERS
Or do you have an orientation plan that aims to provide reassurance to your new volunteers about their most important concerns on fitting in, being able to do the job, not getting lost or not looking stupid?
From the best selling book Count On Me! 501 Ideas on Retaining, Recognizing and Rewarding Volunteers
Dr Judy Esmond
An International Expert on Volunteering
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