My first breakout today was Volunteer Assimilation with Nina Schmidgall. She is the Family Ministry Director at NCC.
She started by sharing this quote from Andy Stanley:
Statements are hanging on the wall, while systems are happening down the hall.
Volunteer assimilation is incorporating new teammates into our existing schemes.
Best practices for reaching new volunteers
- maximize gifts. don't fill holes.
- vision cast
- encourage "heart service"
- "date" a new volunteer
- create a vacuum for service
Best practices for assimilating new volunteers
- orientation and manual
roles and responsibilites
- protect new volunteers
- coach or mentor
Best practices for keeping new volunteers
- privileges and perks
- create community
- create culture
- provide new leadership opportunities
- ongoing training
- have fun