Support is important to enable someone to volunteer or continue to volunteer. It may take place as part of your recruitment process, especially if you are encouraging a wider volunteer base. In the long term, support will take into consideration any changes or issues that may arise while the volunteer is with you and then hopefully allow them to feel that they are able to continue volunteering with you.
Support can come as a general offer to all volunteers but you may also have to consider that a person-centred approach to this.
Offering support it can demonstrate your commitment to having an open and inclusive volunteering programme and benefit retention rates.
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