A few tips on volunteer retention

New on The Guardian’s Voluntary Sector Network, ‘How to engage and retain volunteers in your charity work‘ is written by someone who has worked as a volunteer coordinator, event manager and campaigner – often a volunteer one day, in charge of 50 volunteers the next.

Nothing earth shattering, but perhaps a few tips for beginners. Headings are Meet face to face, Ensure volunteers understand their role, Avoid being patronising and ‘Say thank you’.