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Driving Success for Volunteers with Best Practices

Volunteers are the lifeblood of associations

Volunteer management plays a pivotal role in the success and sustainability of associations. By implementing these four volunteer management practices, groups can harness the power of their volunteers and create an environment where they can help achieve mutual goals.

Clear, Formal Structure

A crucial aspect of volunteer management is establishing a formal structure that defines volunteer roles; outlines work frequency; and incorporates mechanisms for appreciation, retention and feedback.

This structure should balance clarity and flexibility, accommodating the organization's evolving needs. It is also essential to extend this structured approach beyond volunteers, standardizing internal processes and ensuring staff adherence to best practices in managing volunteers.

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