Kerry Volunteer Centre values volunteering. We are committed to encouraging,supporting and enabling people to volunteer. We provide a suite of services to both individuals and voluntary and community groups throughout the county of Kerry so that volunteering is a positive and recommendable experience.
KERRY VOLUNTEER MANAGERS NETWORK MEETING
The next meeting of the Kerry Volunteer Managers Network is scheduled for 11am - 1pm Monday 10th September. The forum meeting of Volunteer Managers is a great source of information, peer support, insight into best practice and networking. Better again membership is free to Kerry Volunteer Centre registered groups!
DID YOU KNOW?
That over 2,400 volunteers and 600 not for profit community and voluntary groups are availing and have availed of Kerry Volunteer Centre information, advice, support and placement services from throughout the county! Services can be accessed with or without appointment in person, over the phone and on line.
One of the biggest volunteer management challenges tormenting community and voluntary groups is the retention of volunteers. There is no single remedy to this age old problem because there are many reasons why volunteers chose to leave a group and all too often volunteers leave without anyone asking them why or without truthfully explaining the reasons behind their departure. Thankfully groups are beginning to conduct exit interview with departing volunteers thereby assessing reasons for leaving and as such are in a better place to retain volunteers on knowing why they are leaving to begin with.
Exit interviews give an opportunity for the volunteer to feedback on their volunteering experience, the reasons for leaving and suggest recommendations for the group to consider on how they can enhance the volunteer management program and volunteering experience. For the groups the feedback that the exit interview provides, both negative and positive, can be very valuable in its crusade to retain volunteers. To maximise its chances of retaining volunteers a group benefits from having a ethos of valuing volunteering and a culture of managing, motivating and appreciating volunteers.
Thought for the week Volunteers don't get paid, not because they're worthless, but because they're priceless. ~Sherry Anderson