Volunteers can be wonderful sources of technology support, but there are some cases where they can be more of a hindrance than a help. Before you bring on a volunteer, you should think through which of your technology needs are suited to a volunteer project, and which would be better met by a consultant or a system administrator. A mismatch between the project and the kind of assistance you seek can waste time and resources for everyone concerned. The bottom line is that your use of a volunteer should be a planned and thought-out part of your overall technology support strategy, as you have worked it out in your technology plan.
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