Another crucial part of matching a volunteer with a particular task is determining how much structure he/she prefers.
Some volunteers need to be focused and mostly stationary, working on one task for a long period of time. They want to know exactly what they are supposed to do and wish to accomplish it. They thrive in an orderly environment.
Other volunteers are able to go with the flow and prefer to be on the move, always doing something different. They are tired of their hum-drum jobs and want to do something different. Throwing these volunteers into a little chaos is just what they want, provided that it’s the job they signed up for!