I do have the best group of volunteers working down at the Akiyama Center. One of the skills a good volunteer coordinator has to have is to be able to find the passion or skill each volunteer has and how it can best be used for the organization. Many times, groups will try and stick a volunteer in a position they need filled without really seeing what skills the person has.
I'm lucky enough to have a volunteer who can and likes to handles numbers and spread sheets that would make most people go screaming into the hills. He also has a super sweet tooth, so I got him a box of the best handmade chocolates in town. This was just a little thank you for crunching the numbers I needed to get some projects passed by our board.