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Leaders of Volunteers. Stop Work!

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“Dear Boss. I need to take a day’s leave. Why? Its International Volunteer Management Stoppage Day.” No no no..It’s not a strike. In fact it’s an annual leave day but I’m taking it in conjunction with hundreds of Volunteer Managers across the globe at my own expense because we feel our sector is unseen, unrecognised, poorly compensated and quite simply it’s a day to demonstrate our frustration after years of attempts to get noticed and to gain respect. We hope that by taking this action that we can respectfully send a message that may even garner some media attention about our role in society. What was that? Oh yes – of course everything is fine in my organisation but I’m doing this in solidarity with the volunteer leaders around the world:
·Who Have little or no Executive Support
·Who are seen as second rate managers or leaders just because they lead volunteers
·Whose pay is not equivalent to other senior managers
·Whose value is “devalued” because they “just manage the Vollies”
·Who don’…