When People Resist Volunteers
In This Chapter
♦ Help control freaks learn to delegate
♦ Address the unspoken fears of paid staff
♦ The ways people make volunteers feel unwelcome
♦ New ways to think about what volunteers bring
♦ Help people learn to supervise volunteers
♦ Market your volunteer program to your peers
It’s hard to believe, but not everybody likes volunteers. There, I typed it. Even now, my fingers are trembling. Of course, most people are not going to say that out loud. It’s not politically correct and, in some circles, those can be fighting words!
But even if you’re from the opposite camp and think volunteers are the greatest thing since sliced bread and can do no wrong, it’s important to understand why others are reluctant ...