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

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Chapter 8
Giving Volunteers the Right Power Tools
In This Chapter
♦ The difference between orientation and training
♦ The five elements every orientation should have
♦ How much training your volunteers really need
♦ When on-the-job training works best
♦ Training that incorporates different learning styles
It’s a great feeling to have recruited the best volunteers for your cause and to have followed up with a thorough screening that confirmed your instincts. But unless you’re recruiting for the International Association of Mind Readers, new volunteers are going to need both an orientation to your organization and, depending on their background and skills, some additional training.
Some organizations confuse orientation with training, but they actually ...

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