For a volunteer to make a real difference, they become a small but significant part of a bigger initiative.
No one person can be the solution to the complex problems our partner projects work with. One of the greatest potential for disappointment in those volunteering is arriving thinking that in a few short weeks that they will leave and everything will be different.
It is important to remember that the role that each volunteer plays as a part of ongoing efforts can make a real difference, and for your volunteer program, you should understand your part in the big picture.
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