Tim Schmoyer had a fantastic post on the cost of being a volunteer. He outlines how when preparing a trip he builds in the cost of his leaders going on the event to the cost he gives to his young people. It is something we often fail to sort out but it makes such a difference. It is so important that we remove the barriers that can stop people helping lead in the youth team. If you regularly do trips out and that costs them then over the course of a year they could easily spend £100 on being a volunteer, and that’s before there are any leaders conferences or socials. We need to show the value of the leaders, and as Tim so clearly wrote, without the leaders there is no trip.
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