Five Steps to Firing Volunteers — Rev. Scott Gress

firedWhat? Do you really want to fire a volunteer? There are times when someone is so troubling in their role that you
wish they weren’t in that position of responsibility. It may be just an annoyance or it may be toxic. Volunteers are especially difficult because unlike paid workers they are there out of the goodness of their heart and the last thing you want to do is discourage volunteerism. Yet if you are at a troublesome spot, chances are that either you skipped some steps or you are putting off the inevitable. So what are those steps? In order of priority:

1. Paint the big picture first and often.

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Scott Gress is called by Lutheran Counseling Services and partners with the FL-GA District of the Lutheran Church as an independent contractor. He specializes in Leadership Training, Consulting, Coaching and Coach Training. Contact Scott to continue the conversation or experience a free sample coaching session. 561-542-4472, or

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