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Volunteer Separation and Termination

The Alliance has compiled this set of volunteer separation and termination resources from throughout the nonprofit and museum sector.

How to Fire a Volunteer and Live to Tell About It

National CASA acknowledges that having to fire a volunteer creates severe stress for a volunteer manager, both over the appropriateness of the action and over fear of possible legal and political consequences. The article suggests alternatives to firing, provides guidelines for developing a system to manage the decision to terminate a volunteer’s relationship with an organization, and includes a bibliography.

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