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Short on Volunteers? How to Rebuild Your Volunteer Team During Covid-19

The pandemic has been a disruptive force in many aspects of our lives including volunteering.

Some volunteers have had to step away from volunteering completely, while others have had their roles adapted. Covid-19 has left many children's and family ministries depleted of volunteers.

You want your volunteers, kids and parents to be safe and not be put at risk.

And yet, at the same time, you feel the tension of keeping a ministry afloat that relies upon volunteers.

And in the midst of all of this, in the back of our minds, we are hoping that once the pandemic has subsided, volunteers will flock back. And the temptation is just to put everything on cruise control and ride this out until things return to normal.

But that may not be the case in many incidents. You will have to work hard to rebuild your volunteer team. And the good news is this - you don't have to wait until things get back to "normal." Instead, you can start building/rebuilding your team now by using some of the following principles and tips.