There has been a lot of conversation since Covid about the challenges of recruiting volunteers. I've written a few posts on it, but my favorite one was Seven Steps To Deal With The Stress of Volunteer Management from last July. It outlines the process for everything from recruiting to caring for volunteers.
This one is much narrower in scope. In fact, I'd like to zero in on the first month or two after a volunteer is placed by looking at 3 common problems with new volunteers and how to solve them. Here are the problems followed by a recommended solution: