Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Asking the right questions about our volunteers
Are our expectations clear?
Is this a place or role I would want to have?
Are we giving our volunteers the needed support week in and week out?
What is the history and reputation of the ministry I lead?
Are we improving?
Is there an atmosphere of team around volunteers?
Are we casting a big challenging vision for leaders to join?
Is our mission compelling?
Are we being clear with our purpose?
Are we recruiting to a vision or a need?
Are we making a personal ask?
Are we following up with volunteers?
Are we providing proper training?
Are we actually empowering, mentoring, and encouraging volunteers?
Are we setting them up to win each week?
Are we helping them connect to a family not a task?
Are we helping volunteers process and deal with conflict?
Are we making sure volunteers know the value of their role?
Are we thanking volunteers consistently?
Are we celebrating "wins" with volunteers?
Are we protecting the time of the volunteer?
Are we challenging volunteers to take the next step they need to take?