Retaining Volunteers

The best way to increase your volunteer base is to retain current volunteers. Volunteer retention is the key to success! There is no point in being good at recruitment, project management, and follow-up if you cannot keep volunteers coming back.


In this section, we will look at techniques for increasing volunteer retention throughout the service project lifecycle, including:

  • tapping into volunteers' motivations before a project
  • keeping volunteers engaged during a service project
  • the importance of maintaining communication with volunteers after their service