Top 10 Reasons why Volunteers leave

Wednesday, June 04, 2014 | Sally Steward

Top 10 Reasons why Volunteers leave

Some of these might surprise you!

Reason #10 - The reality of their experience is not what they expected when they signed on.

Reason #9 - They don’t like the work they are being asked to do nor how it is being done.

Reason #8 - Veteran or leadership volunteers won’t let them into the “insider” group.

Reason #7 - They spend more time meeting than doing.

Reason #6 - No one listens to their suggestions.

Reason #5 - They feel unrecognized, and see that thanks are unfairly given to everyone, no matter who did the most work or none at all.

Reason #4 - They are no longer asked to participate.

Reason #3 - They do not actually understand how to get more involved.

Reason #2 - They can no longer see how their involvement makes a difference.

And the #1 Reason volunteers leave is...........

It stopped being fun. This doesn't mean every meetup needs to be a party, however it has to be enjoyable. Remember that a volunteer is there by choice and if they aren't enjoying the experience they are likely to put on their walking shoes.

~source: Critical Response Network


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