Charity organizations depend heavily on volunteers to help them deal with the workload and activities that go on in the organizations. One of the challenges that the charities face is maintaining the volunteers and having them work without complaining. Some of the tips that charity organizations can use to maintain their volunteers and workers include:
Make Them Feel Appreciated
Everyone wants to work at a place where they feel like they are appreciated. Since most volunteers are never paid, it is only right that you make them feel like you value their time. Write to them messages that show you appreciate them, tell them verbally that you are grateful to work in their team and give them space to express themselves. You should also be open to them expressing their creativity and sharing ideas.
Maintain a Good Reputation
One of the reasons why charities lose their volunteers is when they start engaging in scandals such as swindling the people they are supposed to serve. Volunteers want to work at a place that has integrity. Make sure that even the people you employ to work with your charity are people of integrity so that the ratings of your charity do not go down.
Use their Talents
A mistake that people who manage charities make is trying to force volunteers to do jobs that they are not passionate about. The best practice is to have an introductory meeting with them and let them share what they are most passionate about. From there, you can assign them roles and duties that they can pursue without feeling like they are being forced to work on something they do not like.
Keep them Busy
You should only look for volunteers if you have work for them to do. There is nothing as frustrating for volunteers as going to work only to spend most of their days lounging around with nothing to occupy their time.