Episode 19: Seeing Volunteers in New Light

In this episode, Nancy and Sarah talk about ways to engage volunteers so they feel more commitment to your organization. Too often nonprofits see volunteers as free labor when in reality they are vital to your movement. Sarah and Nancy share tips for seeing volunteers in a new way and therefore strengthening the role that your volunteer program plays in achieving your mission.

Questions to reflect on before you listen:

How does your organization view volunteers now?

Discussion questions:

  1. What resonated with you about this conversation? What would you like to take back to your organization?
  2. How do you address the three big ideas Sarah talks about: connection, context, and communication?
  3. What is the relationship between volunteers and fundraising for your organization?

Words of the Week:  Reframe
What does this word mean to you and your organization? How might you reframe how your organization engages volunteers to better achieve your mission?

What do you think?