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Lessons from a Volunteer-Run Library of Things

Lessons from a Volunteer-Run Library of Things

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We read a lot about Volunteer Engagement and Leadership from the perspective of agencies who have paid Volunteer Managers – employees in place to oversee, manage and coordinate the efforts of the volunteer team who are committed to support the work of their agency. And in that conversation, it’s often easy to forget that the vast amount of volunteer leadership actually occurs in ‘all volunteer-led’ organisations, where there is no paid staff member to take control and where the challenges can sometimes be a little different to having a single person designated to that leadership role.

In this feature article, consultant Nicole Bray shares her own experiences co-creating and ultimately closing one such ‘all volunteer-led’ agency. Said Bray, “I hope that my personal learnings might help Leaders of Volunteers – paid and unpaid –  in the work that they do.”

To read the full article

Mon, 05/16/2022

Kudos to you and your team for a job well done! And thanks for going the extra step to share your lessons learned. I especially appreciated all the ways that good boundaries were important - a valuable lesson for any team, all volunteer or otherwise.