HR, Volunteer management, Management & leadership

Keeping Volunteers

Attracting great volunteers is a challenge, but how do you hold on to them once you've found the best people?

You know that recruiting volunteers is time-consuming and costly, so it’s much better to invest in those you already have. You need to make them feel at home, wanted and valued.

This guide shows you how to nurture your best volunteers, and looks at reasons why they might become dissatisfied and disappear – and how to address those problems so you don’t lose volunteers.

Who should buy this book?

With case studies and examples from around the world, this is the ultimate guide for every charity that relies on and values its volunteers.

Anyone who uses or needs regular, committed volunteers must read this book.

What does it cover?

Keeping Volunteers is a comprehensive guide to making sure volunteers keep coming back, covering:

  • Welcoming volunteers to the team, and making sure they’re not overwhelmed.
  • Continually making them feel special and valued.
  • Identifying potential problems before they arise, including avoiding volunteer burnout.
  • Practical and easy to read.

‘An indispensable guide, grounded in research, on what makes volunteers tick and how to keep yours super-motivated’ 

Fraser Dyer, Work Consultant, My Working Life


‘Steve McCurley and Rick Lynch have, once again, given the field what will become the standard text on a critical but oft-overlooked area of volunteerism.’ 

Rob Jackson, Rob Jackson Consulting Ltd and former Director of Volunteering Development and Grant Making, Volunteering England [from the foreword]

Look Inside

Have a look inside ‘Keeping Volunteers’

About the Authors

Steve McCurley

Steve is an internationally known trainer and speaker in the field of effective volunteer involvement. He is currently a partner in VM Systems, a management consulting firm which specialises in helping organisations to improve their utilisation of volunteers.

Whilst primarily based in the US, in the UK Steve has worked with Community Service Volunteers, Volunteering England , the British Red Cross, the National Trusts, Guide Dogs for the Blind, TearFund and many other groups.

He is co-author of The Complete Volunteer Management Handbookand Keeping Volunteers.

Rick Lynch

Rick is a Seattle-based management consultant and Principal Consultant of Lynch Associates with a variety of clients in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia Singapore, Russia and Brazil. Each year Rick speaks at approximately 100 workshops, conventions and conferences across the world.

He is co-author of The Complete Volunteer Management Handbookand Keeping Volunteers

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