A happy volunteer workforce is critical to charities. It’s no easy task to find dedicated volunteers in the first place. People are busy and there are a lot of nonprofit organisations competing for their time.
Once you’ve found a volunteer that’s willing to dedicate their time and talent to your nonprofit, it’s worth thinking about how to maintain that relationship and support them in a way that that makes them want to help you.
1. Make it fun
2. Meaningful roles
Let them know that their contributions to goals of the charity are seen and appreciated and show them how it has made a difference. Everyone likes to feel appreciated. We all want to know when they are doing something right. It doesn’t need grand gestures, but a simple thank you goes a long way and is much more likely to make them want to return. Sometimes going a little further and being inventive can really make volunteers feel special. (link to thank you post)