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How to Retain Volunteers: Why the Best Helpers Regularly Return

4. Value your volunteers.

The most successful teams know individually and as a group how important each contribution is—from filling Dixie cups with apple juice to leading large-group time. Solid communication, regular affirmation, reinforcement from God’s Word, and a strong sense of team are all elemental to building a strong and successful team dynamic that lasts far beyond VBS.

5. Show kidmin volunteers that their work has a huge impact.

Finally, it’s no secret that churches are facing challenges with church growth and attendance. VBS is one of the most effective avenues your church has to reach your community. So share success stories, data, and growth. Ensure you communicate all the ways your VBS volunteers reach your community and make a difference in people’s lives for Jesus.

This article about how to retain volunteers originally appeared here.