Job Descriptions for Volunteers

Today in our staff meeting we were going over Chapter 6 of Volunteers that Stick by Jim Wideman. He gives logical and practical steps to providing descriptions for your volunteers.

A couple things that I took away:

  • You can’t keep people accountable if you haven’t adequately explained the responsibilities that they are responsible for.
  • If people don’t have adequate training to do what you ask them to do then you can’t keep them accountable.
  • Having job descriptions adds value not only for the volunteers but also for you because you have a go to guide for interviews, recruiting, and evaluation.

Incredible insight from Mr. Wideman and lots and lots of info that was valuable to our team. I am excited about doing these things for our tech team and large group leaders. Plus it allows me to evaluate and train based on our Purpose and Responsibilities.

If you don’t have job descriptions for your people I urge you to get them done and if you don’t where to start with Volunteers I am begging you to check out some of Mr. Wideman’s Resources. The link at the top will get you started.


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