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The Seven Myths of Volunteerism Part 5 – Bill Hybels

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Myth 5: Volunteers Are Not Interested in Training or Development.

Volunteers, generally speaking, love getting a little better at stuff. They would like to be a little sharper, their tools to be razor-edged. They would like to be developed. My opinion is that there should be training as well as on-going training whenever a volunteer steps into the position. Some of our departments at Willow do this beautifully. Its like every six months or once a year, they do additional training and the volunteers love it. Other departments of our church never do ongoing training. I say that to our embarrassment, because volunteers deserve better than that.

Bill Hybels

Adapted from Willow Magazine 2004