Y 5 Reaching and Keeping Volunteers (2006)


Volunteers have long been central to the exercise of Christian ministry, not least in working with young people. But increasing regulation, falling church attendances and pressures on time all threaten this.

And yet the importance of volunteering is being widely recognised. And churches cannot simply appoint more paid staff. So this booklet highlights the key elements of recruiting, motivating and retaining volunteers: essential information for both staff and volunteers themselves.

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Author: Emlyn Williams

Emlyn Williams is a former secondary school teacher and has worked for Scripture Union in both the UK and Australia. He has held various schools' work posts which have involved extensive work with volunteers. He is currently based in Milton Keynes as Head of Schools' Ministry for Scripture Union England and Wales.

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