Managing volunteers: Tips for success

Watch as volunteer Tom Gerdy travels to Passaic, New Jersey, and helps high school students frame a Habitat house.

In helping to create a memorable Habitat experience for these young first-timers, Gerdy demonstrates five tips for managing volunteers and making sure they have a great build.

1) Make them smile
2) Be ready
3) Share your passion
4) Bring in the pros
5) Make it easy

Do all of these things, Gerdy says, and volunteers will “feel the feeling.” After that, “they’re never the same.”

Find out how you can get involved today, learn more about our youth programs, and tell us in the comments below what your favorite volunteer experience has been and what type of service means the most to you.