The 5 Essential Traits of GREAT Volunteers

By Jen Padgett, Events & Volunteer Coordinator

Have you ever wondered what it takes to be a great volunteer?

I have been volunteering off and on with different organizations for almost twenty years, and I’ve never once wondered if I was a great volunteer. It was not until I became a Volunteer Coordinator that I began to see the difference between good volunteers and great volunteers.

Perhaps you are like me and you just assumed that all volunteers who show up are great volunteers!

Over the last ten months of working with the volunteers at The Adoption Exchange, there are five traits that stand out among our great volunteers.

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