“Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.” -Sherry Anderson
As a Volunteer Manager I spend a lot of time thinking about this quote. Often times you are challenged with trying to show appreciation to the individuals that make your organization stronger. These are the individuals who do not come to the office because of the paycheck. They do not come to the office because of the incentives or great benefits. They work longer hours because many times they are volunteering in addition another job, volunteer site, or other personal duties.
So I, a Volunteer Manager, is challenged with discovering how to reward one’s heart. I have learned the best way to reward a volunteer’s heart is to spend time learning why a volunteer chooses to serve in your area. It is important to learn each volunteer. I suggest allow each volunteer the opportunity to talk one on one with you.
The best way to reward the heart is to know their heart.
Until next time,
“volunteering is the career of the heart”