The Engaged Volunteer Podcast

Episode #3 - Ruth Leonard, Head of Volunteering Development, Macmillan Cancer Support

Going the extra mile to get the best out of your volunteers

Join us as we talk to Ruth Leonard, Head of Volunteering Development for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Ruth is the author of the recent book “Volunteer Involvement: An Introduction to Theory and Practice,” which offers a broad and balanced background picture of thinking about volunteer involvement, to encourage all those who want to work with volunteers to think and act together collaboratively and respectfully, and also to critically reflect on what they hear, what they see, and what they plan.

Ruth challenges conventional wisdom by advocating for a dynamic and adaptable approach to volunteer management, one that prioritizes critical reflection and responsiveness to individual circumstances. Through engaging anecdotes and practical insights, she explores the nuances of volunteer engagement, highlighting the transformative power of inclusive practices and the essential role of volunteer leadership in driving positive change within communities. Listeners are treated to a thought-provoking discussion that not only challenges preconceived notions but also inspires a renewed sense of purpose in their own volunteer efforts.

This episode was hosted by Rosterfy's Global Head of Marketing, Martin O'Neill.

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