Working with volunteers is a joy!
A volunteer coordinator or board works with a diverse group of committed people, who all do the voluntary work for their own motivation. Put the right volunteer in the right place and you will see people grow and flourish. The volunteer then works with feeling and from the heart.
All that diversity and passion on a voluntary basis also raises an issue. Namely, how do you lead to a smoothly running organization? How do you recruit volunteers? How do you deal with the thin line between voluntary and non-committal? How do you bind volunteers and ensure that they feel seen and that they remain involved? How do you deal with conflict? Working with volunteers is challenging!
Why volunteer policy helps
Making clear agreements prevents unnecessary discussions and promotes seeing possibilities. A well-thought-out volunteer policy makes organizations more flexible. In addition, you do not make a volunteer policy alone, but with the volunteers. After all, you work together in the organization. By talking together about the vision of the organization, about behaviour, needs in rewarding and learning, the support base for agreements and choices increases. It makes your work more fun and easier!
Do you want to get started with a volunteer policy for your organization? Please contact us to find out which approach suits your organization best.
- Well organised
Well Organized: do you want to show the outside world that volunteers are in good hands with you? Then go for the NOV Quality Mark Voluntary Deployment Well Arranged .
Volunteers are indispensable. That is why it is important to properly arrange insurance for your organization and volunteers. Read it here everything about.
- Volunteer Appreciation
Your volunteers deserve attention, a compliment. It is good to put them in the spotlight every now and then. For example on December 7, the day of the volunteer. Tips on how to value your volunteers are on a separate page .