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Month: December 2016

Non attendance

Non attendance

Hi, Does anyone have a template for a letter I could send to volunteers who have been absent for a long period of time? We cannot keep their details on our database any longer so I would like to inform them that despite repeated attempts to contact them, they have not responded and thus will be removed from the volunteer database. I’m hoping it will serve as a reminder to some of them to get them to come back! Thanks,…

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How to fire a volunteer

How to fire a volunteer

One of the things I like about volunteer groups is the level of discussion – it’s not “What should the table centerpieces for our volunteer thank you luncheon be?” or “How do you recruit volunteers” but, rather, “How are we going to respond to this new government policy/practice” or “What are your success stories re: working with online volunteers.” I so appreciate that! With that in mind… I saw this question on an online discussion group that shall remain nameless,…

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I was gobsmacked when I read that role description

I was gobsmacked when I read that role description

I was gobsmacked when I read that role description. And that’s for an ASSISTANT Volunteer Coordinator, which suggests there is actually a Volunteer Coordinator post already in existence. It would be interesting to see THAT job description. There is always the possibility that the volunteer would be supporting these activities rather than taking charge of them all, but that is certainly not what the advert suggests. While I believe that many volunteers are capable of carrying out these sort of…

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