Volunteers are key for any nonprofit organisations. They put in their unpaid time in carrying out tasks for the welfare and benefits for others. Additionally, nonprofits save millions of pounds a year with their valuable contribution in marketing, fundraising, event management, project execution etc.
Apart from an extra pair of hands, they bring on table unique skills, ideas and experience that can add value to nonprofit organisations.
Hence, it’s very important for any nonprofit to understand and acknowledge the valuable contribution of their volunteers and ensure to keep them focused, energised and motivated.
Volunteers are key for the success of any nonprofit or charity organisation. They provide their valuable time and perform various tasks such as marketing, fundraising, team management, catering / hospitality, event operations etc depending upon the organisation needs. They either work part-time, full-time or for a specific number of hours per month based on their availability and job position.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, volunteering has significantly been disrupted in the UK and across the world. With no surprise, we are seeing a dramatic change in the volunteering trends during this unprecedented time.
Every nonprofit organisation needs volunteers to support their mission and objectives. They are the most valuable asset for any nonprofit that contributes in spreading awareness, fundraising and managing administrative and operational level tasks. Without a doubt, this is not at all possible to manage with limited staff working for nonprofits.
Secondly, volunteers devote their valuable time and energy because they believe in your vision / cause and wish to help in the best possible way to make a difference.