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  • Thursday, January 14, 2010 3:02 PM
    Message # 268645
    Deleted user
    I have a 90 year old volunteer dating an 85 year old volunteer.  Recently, he has become increasingly protective of her.  She is beginning to fail some.  He says I am too hard on the older volunteers and was unprofessional in raising his voice etc.  I understand this has more to do with her failings and he will probably act out more as she goes down more.  He is a member of our Foundation and has a son who is a doctor.  How should I handle his being uncooperative?  How do you address a volunteer who does not want to retire but needs to?
  • Friday, January 15, 2010 9:36 AM
    Reply # 268983 on 268645
    Deleted user
    Sadly enough this is the point at which you have to "fire" a volunteer.  I would be sure to make your superiour aware before you do it, and you may want to to talk to the son as well.  But having been through this myself, a disruptive volunteer is the worst thing to have around.  Good luck!

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