Publicly, nonprofit folks in charge of recruiting and managing volunteers all say the same thing: volunteers are essential to making our programs work. Their enthusiasm is infectious and the manpower they provide is indispensable.

Several years ago, a colleague of mine rolled his eyes when I said I was starting a personal blog. “Another blog? Everyone has a blog.” I get it. We are inundated with blogs, emails, podcasts, videos “you just have to see,” blah, blah, blah. It IS exhausting. There literally is no way you can keep…

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