VISION: The VCOS International Strategic Initiative Online Network

Challenge 4: Retention of Organizational Members

It is critical for emergency service organizations (ESOs) to retain qualified members and maintain organizational unity. The inability of an organization to maintain experienced staffing increases risks to the individual member the community as a whole. The lack of data necessary to quantify why volunteer members are leaving ESOs makes it difficult to identify the local and national trends that affect volunteer-based staffing.

Challenge Initiatives

Initiative 4A: Resources to Improve Volunteer Retention Rates

Develop, acquire, and make available volunteer retention resources to assist ESOs improve retention rates.

Initiative 4B: Resources that Support Model Business Practices and Organizational Systems

Develop and provide resources that support the establishment of model business practices and organizational support systems.