Recently we gave members of the course the opportunity to volunteer to take part in the process of covering our greens before the anticipated freeze in our area. We were proud to have one member show up to help and several others express interest in helping in the future.
Creating an atmosphere that encourages and celebrates volunteerism is an important aspect to any successful team. To do this there are a few essential elements; there must be clearly communicated opportunities for volunteers to participate, volunteers must be trained and/or guided on the tasks they are undertaking, and recognition must be given to show appreciation for the people volunteering.
Welcoming and encouraging volunteers to take part in the everyday workings of a business is a strong way to build layers of support that can contribute to success.