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Enough of the constant struggles in Volunteer Management

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As a person who had been in the volunteer management sector for 20 years this year I am privileged that I know volunteer managers around the world.
I have made great friends in the sector. It happens. Meeting people from around the world who are as passionate about Volunteer management as you are is a pleasure and a privilege.
Although I don’t blog as much these days I often hear from people in our sector through my email, my blog, Facebook and Twitter.
Something happened in the last week that inspired this blog. I have changed the names. Sandra has been a Volunteer Manager for 15 years. Last week she sent me a heartfelt email. She had finally given up the ghost of her role. “After 15 years I’ve had enough of the constant struggles within the sector to be appreciated and recognised. Specifically by my own manager and organisation. Sometimes you need to put your health first”
Wow! So much for length of service!
In the same week I heard from Mark. In the sector for about 15 years he is t…