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By the nature of the title "volunteer leader" there is never enough time to do all the things you want to do, or thought you should do. Being a volunteer is a part time job at best. Thus we must learn to prioritize and get those things done that accomplish the most bang for our buck, and get the most action out of others we influence.
Here are 10 tips to remember and keep handy as a volunteer leader, always strapped for time, always on some sort of time-crunch, and never fully supported for what you need to do. (smile).
Leading volunteers to victory can be learned; you are not necessarily "born" with that ability. With a volunteer you are asking them to do something -- not bossing them around. Use your nice voice and be patient. And most importantly in any volunteer effort, always say THANK YOU when the job is done.
I offer more in depth training and tips on leading volunteers in my online training course, the Recreational Leadership Training Course (RLTC) explained here: http://www.rltc.biz
Original author: Del Albright
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