This blog was posted on the Leadership Emergency Services web site on Wednesday, June 04, 2014 by Sally Steward.
Some of these might surprise you!
Reason #10 – The reality of their experience is not what they expected when they signed on.
Reason #9 – They don’t like the work they are being asked to do nor how it is being done.
Reason #8 – Veteran or leadership volunteers won’t let them into the “insider” group.
Reason #7 – They spend more time meeting than doing.
Reason #6 – No one listens to their suggestions.
Reason #5 – They feel unrecognized, and see that thanks are unfairly given to everyone, no matter who did the most work or none at all.
Reason #4 – They are no longer asked to participate.
Reason #3 – They do not actually understand how to get more involved.
Reason #2 – They can no longer see how their involvement makes a difference.
And the #1 Reason volunteers leave is………..
It stopped being fun. Remember that a volunteer is there by choice and if they aren’t enjoying the experience they are likely to put on their walking shoes.
source: Critical Response Network