How We Try To Make Volunteering With Us Fun This content is restricted to site members. If you are an existing user, please log in. New users may register below. Existing Users Log InUsernamePassword Remember Me New User RegistrationChoose a Username*First Name*Last Name*Address 1*Address 2City*State*Zip*Country*Day Phone*Email**Required field Facebook Twitter Pinterest 6 Comments Matt Beeman on July 23, 2013 at 11:19 am I do agree that fun should be a part of what you do, but there are some volunteer (such as myself) who might see things a little differently and their definition of “success” might be a little bit different (i.e. they want to be effective) and the encouragement of “you’re doing a great job” or “we appreciate you” needs to be framed around that and don’t get caught in the idea that free food is the only thing that expresses that appreciation. Understanding what motivates those volunteer is critical. Think love languages too… Kenny Campbell on July 23, 2013 at 1:01 pm Matt, that is a really great point – I actually just added it to the list. Thanks for your thoughts and insight! Cory Doiron on July 24, 2013 at 11:04 am Love it Kenny! I am all read passing this on to some folks. Kenny Campbell on July 24, 2013 at 5:46 pm Cory, I love YOU! I wish the Doirons and Campbells lived closer to each other. Aaron Buer on October 10, 2013 at 8:47 am Love this. We’re big fans of every point and practice them as well. I might throw in… 8. Never make them pay for trips or retreats 9. Give them swag as often as possible. Great post. Kenny Campbell on October 10, 2013 at 11:40 am Aaron, those are great additions! We live by those rules too :) Thanks for sharing.