While most articles are focused on ways to maintain volunteers, sometimes this just isn’t possible. Sometimes, volunteers are uncooperative and simply need to be let go. Before letting go a volunteer, there are some steps to take before doing so, as outlined in this article.
- Talk them through ways to improve their performance. Give them detailed steps so they know what you expect from them.
- If the behavior continues, document it, and meet privately with the volunteer. Let them know you know about each incident, and what behavior is expected of them.
- If the volunteer still doesn’t change their behavior, give them one last shot. If they don’t use this last chance, let them know you are letting them go.
Remember, volunteers are like any other paid employee, and should be treated as such.