10 Ways Managing Volunteers Prepare You for Life


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Do volunteer managers possess an enviable set of mad life skills? Should we share those finely honed skills with a world looking for self-help?

Hmmmm. So I’m thinking, we could advertise an immersion self-help experience by inviting people to come manage volunteers with us for a week,  kinda like a  “psyche boot camp.” Maybe we could even make a bit of money on the side.

I can see the advertisement now: “Volunteer Manager Life Lesson Boot Camp-We’ll Give You a Psychological Boot in the Psyche.”

So how exactly does volunteer management prepare us for a good productive life?

  1. It shows you how to find your own satisfaction:  You will learn to not expect praise for every little thing even though the job may be harder than anyone knows and it’s never a 9 to 5 job. (Kinda like the skills needed to raise a family.)
  2. It shows you how to…

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