Could Volunteers Replace Paid Staff?? Have No Fear!

An organization’s decision to bring in volunteers may spark fears that volunteers could eventually replace staff. After all, volunteers can do many of the same tasks staff do—and they aren’t paid a salary! Why couldn’t the organization simply look to the volunteers as an alternative to an expensive payroll? In a well-run organization, staff members have nothing to fear.

This very brief article highlights some of the arguments that can be made when resistance to engaging volunteers comes your way.