Doing it Without Volunteers
Posted by on May 17, 2002
[Public Education Network]
HIDDEN COSTS OF FREE TIME AND TALENT: DOING WITHOUT VOLUNTEERS
If a job’s worth doing, it’s worth doing without volunteers, writes Nick Cater. In this thought-provoking article he asks if the negatives outweigh the positives when it comes to mobilizing and organizing volunteers. Do any volunteers truly pay their way by covering the cost of their administration, training, supervision and the increasingly ubiquitous "expenses", and how many are poor hand-holding substitutes for real resources: money, staff, housing, health?
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