Managing Volunteers Using Volunteers?

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Is trying to organize and manage a volunteer management program getting you down?  Here's a tip: recruit a volunteer to help!  Using a volunteer will save time and energy and demonstrate to staff how effective a volunteer can be.  Volunteer Manager Susan Ellis' article Practicing What We Preach: Volunteers Helping Us Too asks thought provoking questions about your perspectives on volunteer roles and shares ideas on ways to use volunteers that you may not have thought of. 

Of course, the next question is, but how do I find a volunteer with the skills to help me?  The article contains several ideas, but one of the most intriguing is to post a FREE internship in volunteer management at your library on Energize Job Bank, a website for volunteer managers.  You never know until you try!