Volunteers & Giving Back!

Volunteers are so wonderful as they give of their time and we all know, time is money. When doing the calculations the other day, $24.14 is the value for each volunteer hour (independentsector.org). A person I know who coaches football is donating over $6000 worth of time to a local high school. He feels good about giving of his time and doesn’t ask for anything in return.

There are times when a volunteer feels unappreciated by the organization they spend most of their free time with even though they don’t expect anything in return. This is not something the organization does knowingly. In the FREE session on “Volunteers & Giving Back!” people have an opportunity to learn from the perspective of volunteers because they helped to put this exciting session together.

People tend to misunderstand volunteers. They believe them to be retired, and people who have a lot of time on their hands. The FREE session takes on the perspective of the volunteer. The image below is an example.

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A volunteer has a busy life and they are passionate about causes, hopefully yours! They lead others and know how to build relationships. They have a willingness to try new things, a bit of a risk taker. And best of all, they will stay in touch and communicate. Finding the right volunteer and keeping them motivated takes some skill. The FREE session offers ideas for you if you’re seeking to resource volunteers in a program!

 

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Gayle Gross was an avid volunteer before becoming a “paid volunteer” to sit on non-profit boards. She is a published author and business advocate for increasing market share. Volunteers help an organization make big strides in achieving great things. The FREE session “Volunteers & Giving Back!” includes Gayle’s shared experiences with volunteers. The ideas shared have worked in the development of volunteer programs. 

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