Monday, January 3, 2011


Use ‘em or Lose ‘em –
Do You Know the Value of Your Volunteers?

Treat your newest volunteer as though they were your best house sitter!
Why? Your house sitter knows where everything is, what to do in an emergency and how to reach you when it’s important.
Do your volunteers have that information about your facility, their fellow volunteers or emergency contacts?
Sometimes in our rush to welcome our new ‘people’ we forget what they don’t know! Again, we take things for granted and this can lead to upset and disorientation.
Prepare a ‘cheat sheet’ for every new person. Look at this information with a fine tooth comb. Ask yourself some of the questions I asked. Are the answers there?
Your volunteers will thank you and stay with you for a very long time.
After all, you treated them like your best house sitter!

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