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You also need to consider how you will share what you’ve found out with volunteers and celebrate their achievements. Letting volunteers know about the difference they have made is a great motivator.

The Kilmaurs Gala Committee said, ‘We share stories through Facebook and the local paper.’ They went on to say that they ‘give a vote of thanks at the AGM and we always tell people the amount of money that we raised for the village’.

For many volunteers, their sense of making a difference comes from the beneficiaries. A volunteer said, ‘We know we’ve made a difference because the people in the village tell us.’

Here Randi talks about what difference he thinks he makes, and the difference volunteering makes to him.

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4.2 ‘What have I achieved?’

‘What have I achieved?’ activity