Too Many Volunteers?

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

Simple. Each and every volunteer you recruit needs to feel cherished and useful. 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 at all possible, send them an email, WhatsApp or text message a day or two later.


I have been a beaver, cub and scout leader for more than 25 years. As a Group Scout Leader of a busy group, I want to share my collection of resources and ideas - let me know if you find something useful.

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