The role of the leader
One way to encourage leaders to stay is to clearly communicate the requirements of the position that they are being asked to fill. Our council publishes job descriptions for leaders that define all of the tasks a volunteer is expected to perform. Often, these requirements are reviewed once, during New Leader Orientation, and never referred to again. By discussing the published job description on a regular basis, not only will everyone know what is expected, but the volunteers themselves will also pick up handy hints for doing the job better.