Any volunteer can become a great volunteer, but sometimes you just won’t know how wonderful they truly are until after they are involved with your charity or nonprofit. In my experience, attracting volunteers is relatively easy but learning to retain them has been a steeper learning curve for me. I have worked with some fabulous volunteers, but lost some excellent ones as well. Sometimes we learn things the hard way.
Based on my own experience, and from listening to the wisdom of my colleagues, I have compiled my top ten tips for volunteer management and retention, to help you avoid some of the pitfalls of managing your own team of volunteers.