Volunteer organizations depend on the passion and dedication of their volunteers, who often have busy schedules and competing priorities. As a leader, you can empower your volunteers by valuing their time and giving them a say in scheduling decisions. This consultative approach fosters a culture of collaboration, respect, and innovation that is critical for success in any organization. In contrast, leaders risk exhausting volunteers and causing disengagement by ignoring the demands of their professional and personal lives. They risk losing their most valuable asset: passionate and committed volunteers. By recognizing the value of your volunteers' time and expertise, you can inspire them to become more engaged and committed to your cause.