Today I’m writing about a new approach for training volunteers. Check it out:
Raise your hand if you are pumped about your volunteer training strategy.
I’m guessing you didn’t.
Most of us don’t feel terribly confident about our training methods. I think this is because most of us have been following a system of volunteer training that, well, doesn’t really work.
Here’s a snapshot:
- Recruit volunteers
- Provide some sort of orientation for volunteers
- Once a month or a couple times a year, hold a volunteer training meeting
- Wonder if what we are doing is effective
Based on what I’ve seen and experienced, there is a much more effective way to train volunteers. But, it really doesn’t have that much to do with training. It has a lot more to do with what volunteers actually need. Let me explain…
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