How to keep volunteers happy and engaged2020-09-07T16:11:59+00:00

Make the most of your volunteers

This free guide is full of useful tips and strategies
to help you do this.

How to keep your volunteers happy
and engaged

A practical six-point guide

The recent surge in enthusiasm for volunteering is creating opportunities
for community projects to mobilise extra energy and know-how.

Volunteers can bring loads of value – time, passion and expertise.
And they can gain a huge amount from volunteering too.
It’s a two-way relationship and by deciding to work with volunteers
you are committing to support them.

It takes work but keeping your volunteers engaged and effective in their tasks
can bring huge benefits to your project.

This guide is full of great tips and solid advice on how you can make this happen.



Your volunteers will stick around if they feel:

  • Connected to the project, team and service users
  • Clear on their work, involved and heard
  • That their work is useful, effective and well-managed 
  • Cared for, looked after, and have their needs met
  • Acknowledged and appreciated
  • Heard and embedded in the project 

This guide brings together real experience, ideas and practical advice from projects in the Semble network,
the Semble team and our partner organisation Business Under Development (BUD).


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