Susan Ellis wrote a great post on “Keeping Former Volunteers as Long-term Friends.”
If you lead volunteers in a particular ministry at your church, think of that ministry as your ‘organization.’
If you’re a pastor or staff leader, think of how you communicate with all your volunteers, current and past. Most likely they are simply included in church-wide communications. What prominence is given to volunteering beyond desperate pleas for help? Susan offers good suggestions near the end of the post.