These notes were first published on this website in April 2017
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This set of Training Notes comes from the first section of a typical training event on working with volunteers. It is helpful to recognise just why people do volunteer in churches, not always for the best reasons, and why they do not, where the fault may often lie with the church rather than the individual. Twelve reasons are given in both lists.
People may offer to serve because they long to put their faith into practice or because they are wired to meet needs. But for some it may be because they find it hard to say ‘No’ or because they desire power.
People may not offer to serve because they are shattered by the pressures of life, they fear increasing legislation (such as in Safeguarding), they are aware of lack of support, or they are frightened of failure.
Here is the link to this item: TN100 - Why some offer, why some don't.pdf