What Does a Volunteer Want From Their Leader?

Wayne Stocks —  May 27, 2011

A few weeks back, I posted a link to a great series from Jenny Funderburke on volunteers.  In that article I explained that, other than our writers here at Kidmin1124 (again, I am contractually obligated to say that :)),  I consistently learn more from her about volunteers than anyone other than Jim Wideman.  In a post earlier this week, Brother Jim came through again – this time with a list of seven things volunteers want from their leaders.  Those are:

  1. Vision
  2. Strength
  3. A Plan
  4. Excellence
  5. Communication
  6. A Move of God
  7. Active

Thanks to Jim for this great article.  Make sure that you check out the entire article here.

So, what would you add to the list?  Let us know in the comments below, and look for a series of articles over the coming weeks and months from me based on a talk I did for this year’s CM Telesummit called “What Your Volunteers Want You to Know!”  It was Jim’s article that reminded me that I need to share that information here.  I’m going to explore a number of things your volunteers want from you but might not be willing to tell you.

Wayne Stocks

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Wayne is married to a wonderful woman and has four kids whom God uses to teach him on an almost daily basis. He is blessed to volunteer in a wonderful children's ministry at New Life Church Gahanna. He established Kidmin1124 for those who give their time to kids and feel passionately about children's ministry. When he isn't working on Kidmin1124, he maintains another blog at WayneStocks.com and contributes articles on a regular basis to Ministry-to-Children.com.