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Conspire to Care: Principles for Recruiting, Retaining and Training Volunteers for Church-Based Healthcare Initiatives

February 19, 2014

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Volunteers for church-based healthcare initiatives employ knowledge, skills and compassionto bring physical and spiritual healing to uninsured and under-insured patients.

Leadership Network’s concept paper, Conspire to Care: Principles for Recruiting, Retaining and Training Volunteers for Church-Based Healthcare Initiatives, previously published by Valerie Calderon takes a look at how churches apply principles for recruiting, retaining and training professional and lay volunteers for their health-care initiatives.

Here are some great quotes from the paper:

“There are many challenges in establishing, staffing, and maintaining a church-based healthcare initiative.”

“Relational contacts are the best means for recruiting quality volunteers.”

“Service is in the Church’s DNA. It’s our heartbeat, and people are drawn here.”

“A reinforced well-articulated vision draws people who want to do more to care for others.”

“The vision must be clearly and frequently communicated to every new volunteer during orientation and training.”

To see the entire library of Leadership Network’s papers, podcasts, and videos go tohttps://leadnet.org/resources.

 

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