When working with inexperienced volunteers, realize that part of your job as a meeting planner is training — not telling people to do things, but training them to do the job. Tell volunteers that they can come to you at any time for help and understanding. Let them know that you are available to them. Be willing to sit down individually and listen to their questions and problems. If volunteers need to visit a facility or attend a special event to help them in their role, encourage them ...

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