Three Ways to Make the Most of National Volunteer Week
Remind them that they're the unsung heroes of organizations
National Volunteer Week runs April 17 to 23, and there may never be a better—or more critical time—to celebrate volunteers.
That's because their numbers are dwindling. Volunteers in associations, nonprofits, and public-sector agencies have dropped precipitously from a pre-pandemic average of 100 to 250 volunteers per organization, to only one to 25 active volunteers as of the fall 2021, according to VolunteerPro’s 2022 annual report.
The pandemic obviously played a significant role in the decline. “Because of lockdowns, people couldn’t engage volunteers like they used to,” said Tobi Johnson, president and founder of VolunteerPro. “This is a huge impact on the capacity of the sector.”
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