This week is National Volunteer Week. Although some of us are paid staff at our organizations, most if not all of us have been volunteers at some point. As youth-serving organizations and non-profits, volunteers play a huge role in the success of our mission.
While we’ve covered some ways to thank and recognize volunteers, it’s always helpful to hear what practices help make a volunteer’s experience a great one. I know my volunteer experiences have informed my work on the other side of the coin as a volunteer coordinator, and you all certainly have a wealth of experiences, so let’s share them!
· When you have volunteered, what did the organization’s staff do to make it a great experience?
· Or, if you’re the person coordinating volunteers, how do you keep it simple, explain the why, make it fun, and celebrate the individual?
Comment below with your experience or tips by 5 p.m. ET on Friday, April 11th, and we’ll enter you into a drawing for a Cal Ripken, Sr. Foundation shirt and travel mug! (Please include your name so that if you win, we can match your response to the e-mail address on your CRSFPortal.org account and contact you for details!)