Who is a volunteer?• A person who voluntarily undertakes or expresses a willingness to undertake a service. • Merriam Webster 2011
Does your organization:• Seek out resources to find volunteers? • Have current volunteers bring friends and family to join them? • Utilize the Volunteer Milledgeville website?
How about:• Recognizing volunteers for their efforts?• Training volunteers for certain tasks?• Using social media sites to advertise volunteer opportunities?
Are Your Volunteers:• Aware of how much they contribute to your organization? • Able to make the most of their time when they volunteer with your organization? • Asked for feedback?
Volunteers areworth how much?• According to Independent Sector, the 2010 national value of a volunteer hour was $21.36. • In the state of Georgia in 2009, that value was $19.94.
Consider…• At the Georgia value of $19.96 per hour of a single volunteer time…. – 20 volunteers for 2.5 hours can save your organization nearly $1,000 – 10 volunteers for 2 hours a week for one year can save your organization over $20,000
As you can clearly see, volunteers are worthyour organization’s time and energy to seek out and manage well!