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The Complete Idiot's Guide to Recruiting and Managing Volunteers by John L. Lipp

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Chapter 3
Why People Volunteer
In This Chapter
♦ The wide variety of reasons people volunteer
♦ Volunteering to find employment
♦ Court-ordered and school-based community service
♦ How to retain volunteers through motivational theory
With the multitude of organizations and causes all seeking volunteers, it’s hard to imagine a person not finding some rewarding way to donate a few hours of their time. But it’s a little more complicated than just finding an interesting organization. There has to be some other reason if you want people to not only volunteer for your organization, but to maintain their commitment to your cause.
Putting the right people in the right jobs is the secret to successful volunteer management. If you do that, chances are the ...

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