The interrelationship of volunteers and employees can be the single biggest obstacle to effective volunteer involvement, unless steps are taken to encourage teamwork. This requires training, evaluation and administrative attention. It is also important to pay attention to the relationships between long-time volunteers and newcomers.

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The Middle Management BarrierWhile policy and budget starts with top management, middle management also has a role in effective volunteer management
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Susan J. Ellis
Expectations for BehaviorRelationships between paid staff and volunteers: some issues and possible approaches.
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Sue Vineyard and Steve McCurley
Build Staff Buy-In Your colleagues might have some assumptions about working with volunteers. Find out what they are to work with them
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Volunteer Match
Pulling the Rug Out from Under Volunteer Involvement – Sudden Staff ChangesWhat are the consequences on volunteers and everyone else when the job of volunteer resources manager is eliminated or drastically changed?
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Susan J. Ellis
From Short Term Helper To Active VolunteerWhen you recruit volunteers for an event, is your focus the task or the volunteer? The difference is huge. When volunteers have a positive experience, the commitment and productivity of volunteers may grow.
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Thomas W. McKee
Supervising VolunteersVolunteers are sometimes supervised by persons who have had no training in how to work with volunteers. Success of volunteer programmes depends on supervisory staff working effectively with volunteers.
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Mary V. Merrill