If volunteer turnover, burnout or challenges are part of your association’s daily life, we’re hear to tell you, there is a better way! Walk through the common causes of volunteer challenges along with tactics and strategies to help counteract and get ahead of them in the future. View Slides >>
Why are you here? Volunteers can be your greatest asset or your greatest downfall. You need a way to combat volunteer turnover. Responsibilities for chapter volunteers need to be simplified.
Volunteerism is like a living organism. It grows, declines and changes in response to the stimuli surrounding it.
- There’s a lack of staff. Volunteers are a must.
- Good volunteers are hard to find
- Demographics – the job market is changing
- Mediocrity = bad volunteers. No performance standards in place.
- Lack of innovation. Inability to try new things or reinvent the process.
How do you prevent volunteer burnout?
- Survey your volunteers: What are their pains? Have you met face-to-face?
- Align strategy: align chapter to National strategic plan objectives. Get on the same page.
- Where should you spent your time: 77% templates, 37% database, 35% recruitment.
- Leadership/volunteer tools: provide leadership and volunteers with tools to increase efficiency and decrease stress.
- Support system: Create a consistent communication between volunteers.
- Automate: Invest in an AMS software to automate processes.