Volunteers are an integral part of our communities, in fact in most rural communities they are the fabric that holds everything together. However, as times have changed, so have the faces, wishes, desires, and goals of volunteers. Moreover, many communities are struggling to recruit and retain new volunteers. This workshop is ideal for communities who are struggling to build their network of volunteers. The workshop will cover recent research that showcases how to recruit todays’ potential volunteers, how to keep them and how to make them feel rewarded for their contribution.