I'm running a dating site and I have 3 volunteers working on the administration (approving photos, profiles, removing stalkers, etc). The problem I'm having is that they are, as volunteers, very inconsistent - one just disappeared for 3 weeks and I had to do her work.
I am starting to wonder if the volunteer model actually works, and the overhead involved with managing a team of volunteers is too much. The learning curve is quite steep, they're very excited for a few weeks but then they drift off, as alot of the work is quite repetitive.
Should I just bite the bullet and hire someone to handle the admin work ? Anybody in a similar situation ? Any ideas how to motivate volunteers and keep them from losing interest ?
thanks in advance.