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

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Chapter 5
Writing Position Descriptions
In This Chapter
♦ Why volunteer positions descriptions are so important
♦ How great titles help sell your cause
♦ The key elements of a good volunteer description
♦ The importance of identifying who supervises each volunteer
It’s amazing how many organizations manage volunteers with what I call the just-show-up philosophy, as in “just show up and we’ll figure out something for you to do.” For a few organizations and volunteers, that may work great, but most people these days want to have carefully planned, meaningful work when they donate their precious time.
That’s why having position descriptions in place for your volunteers is so important. It forces an organization to carefully think through and plan the ...

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