Volunteer Bucket

Chapter 12. The Volunteer Bucket

CORE COMPETENCY #12

We reject the notion of a two-tiered Kingdom workforce. Instead, we seek to treat our paid volunteers (staff) and our unpaid volunteers with equal passion and intentionality. We will never have enough paid staff to accomplish our Kingdom assignments, so we continually hone our skills in volunteer cultivation, recruitment, orientation and engagement.


RESOURCES IN THE VOLUNTEER BUCKET

WORKSHEET #12.1: The G.N.O.M.E. Chart: Annual Volunteer Goals. Download this Word document and summarize your annual volunteer plans (Goals, Needs, Objectives, Methods and Evaluation) on one page.

WORKSHEET #12.2: The Volunteer Program Annual Check-up. Do you value your volunteers with full organizational support? Download this PDF and assess your current situation against "The 7 Standards of an Effective Volunteer Program."

REFLECT: Do you cultivate, recruit, orient and engage volunteers with the same intentionality that you do when recruiting paid volunteers (your staff)?  Do you help volunteers leverage their strengths, serve out of their spiritual giftedness, and work in their comfort zone, based on their social style? Read Chapters 7, 9 and 20 with volunteers in mind.

READ: Bless your volunteers by reading these important books:

NOTE! UNDER CONSTRUCTION! Some of the links to the books featured on Amazon have changed. (Gee...thanks, Amazon!) For a complete list of books from this bucket, visit the Book Bucket and download List #1 (with books reviewed through Dec. 31, 2015). The list will be updated on Dec. 31, 2016.