Application: Volunteers: Roles and Relationships
ASSIGNMENT DUE SUNDAY 3/15/20 8:00 pm NEW YORK TIME
APA format 1-3 pages within the references and in paper citations
Many nonprofit organizations cannot afford to employ staff for all the work that must be done to achieve organizational goals. Volunteers, then, are often integral contributors to organizational success. In order to ensure high volunteer retention, special care must be taken to design volunteer positions that are both interesting and meaningful to the volunteer and important to the organization.
Paid staff members are usually responsible for designing and delegating work to volunteers, so the relationship between the two groups is important. Volunteers need to know they are valued and appreciated for their contribution to the overall mission of the organization. Tensions arise when paid staff regard volunteers as somehow “less than” the staff or as an impediment to their getting their work done. The goal is for there to be a working relationship that satisfies the needs and desires of both groups.
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