Because I've managed volunteers for over 15 years, I know that the most important thing you can offer your volunteers are the tools to help them succeed in their role. In almost every case, volunteer leadership training is required for successful outcomes. And if you are in a volunteer leadership role, you should be proactive and ask if the organization offers any training to assist in your role.
As a volunteer, you reap multiple rewards for taking advantage of training opportunities offered to you as part of your role within a nonprofit organization.
- Gives you the tools to have a better/more effective volunteer experience
- Typically offers leadership lessons that translate easily to the workplace
- It's FREE training! Why not take advantage?
And don't forget - be sure to highlight the training you've received as part of your nonprofit service on your professional and volunteer resumes!