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Daily Buzz: Managing Volunteer Burnout

How organizations can give volunteers a meaningful experience

Are volunteers experiencing burnout at your nonprofit? It’s a common affliction among volunteer workers, and one that organizations need to address, says Louis Louw on the VolunteerMatch blog.

“Volunteering is a relationship between the nonprofit and the individual volunteer. So as a nonprofit, how do you set the stage to ensure that you are making it a meaningful experience? It starts with knowing some of the commonly stated causes of volunteer burnout,” he says.

What can be done to fix things? First, take a look at your volunteer onboarding process; a poor onboarding process leaves volunteers confused about their role within the organization, Louw says. To make sure this part of the experience is fun and easy, survey your volunteers about the onboarding process and incorporate their feedback.

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