Tips for Retaining Volunteers

“Treat your volunteers as you would a paid staff member. Make them feel part of the team.”
– Herbert Jones,
Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

“Always provide your volunteers with an opportunity to learn something new.”
– Mary Ann Bloom,
Field Museum

“Ensure that your volunteers know how valued they are, by continually showing them respect.”
–  Nancy Himmes,
Elmhurst Museum of Art

“Provide interesting work so the volunteers can stay enthusiastic. They have to like what they do if they are going to stay.”
– Debra Hemeon,
Cape Cod Museum of Art.

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