April is National Volunteer Month, and it’s the perfect time to review, re-engineer, and reimage how you attract and use volunteers in your organization. Just last year, 77 million Americans were estimated to have given $184 billion in services to their communities. These people represent all ages, skills/abilities, educational levels, and stations in life; so if you are thinking that volunteers are just retirees and high school students, think again. Consider freeing your volunteer managers and staff to think outside the box, create new programs, and access tools to executive their vision. Use this month to thank your volunteers and seek their ideas and suggestions for new programs and activities. You may have great innovators just waiting for the chance to shine. Read the full article.