Component Relations: Embracing the Volunteer Spirit

May 11, 2015 By: Courtney Bulger

Volunteers are the life blood for many organizations. But what does it take to not only get them engaged and volunteering with your organization but also keep them?

"There are three ways of trying to win the young. There is persuasion, there is compulsion, and there is attraction. You can preach at them: That is a hook without a worm. You can say, 'You must volunteer,' and that is of the devil. You can tell them, 'You are needed.' That appeal hardly ever fails."—K. Hahn, Readings from the Hurricane Island Outward Bound School ...