Too Many Volunteers

Hang on; this is a post on the recruitment topic. How can he write “Too many volunteers?”

Simple. Each and every volunteer you recruit needs to feel cherished and valuable. I have seen (on too many occasions) a line of volunteers along the side of a hall with nothing today and looking fed up.

How can you address this? Well, easy really.

  • In your planning, work out how many people you need.
  • Create a rota, so your enthusiastic recruits can choose the slots that work for them.
  • Make sure, before the session, that you have confirmed they are attending and let them know what you want them to do.
  • Say thank you on the way out, and, if possible, send them an email, WhatsApp or text message a day or two later.

The Busy Scouter

I've been a beaver, cub and scout leader and am now the lead volunteer in a busy scout group in the Midlands. Each week, I run two Scout Troops for over 60 young people.

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