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The terms ‘support’ and ‘supervision’ are often referred to as though they are the same. It is important for the staff working with volunteers to understand that they have separate meanings in order to value the purpose and benefit of both.
If there’s not a procedure in place to manage problems when they come up then it’s easy for even small things to grow out of control. Having guidance on what is acceptable, that explains how you will respond to a challenging situation is important to protect everyone.
Often, volunteers will be involved alongside paid staff. Most of the time this works well and staff value the extra support volunteers bring. Ensuring staff support volunteers and make them feel welcome is important to ensuring volunteers have a positive experience.
For organisations, covering expenses often makes up a fair proportion of volunteering costs. So it’s important that you budget for them even though not all volunteers claim expenses. Include the details of what paying all expenses could cost you in any funding applications and grants.