Charity Finance magazine’s Charity Shops Survey 2022 shows that charities have lost tens of thousands of volunteers over the past few years, an issue exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.
This comes after the NCVO research on the effects of COVID-19 on the volunteer experience, which we mentioned in a previous insight article https://zorva.info/2022/08/19/impact-of-covid-19-on-volunteers/
If your impact is helped by the efforts of volunteers, perhaps now is the time to refocus on how to acquire and develop them. I can recommend the DSC’s book ‘The Complete Volunteer Management Handbook’ which, though published just before COVID-19 took hold, contains timeless insights ad recommendations that can help us all to build up our volunteers.
It is available in printed form and as an e-book and you can find out more at https://www.dsc.org.uk/publication/the-complete-volunteer-management-handbook/