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Stress factors

at the organizational level

Other stressors come from the interactions with organizations themselves. Many of these bricks are both unnecessary and unintentional. Exploring these stressors may provide organizations with an awareness that could allow them to reduce the load on volunteers, community leaders and employees. Some of these stressors are particular to the ‘hosting organization’—the organization to which a member, volunteer or employee belongs, being mindful that depending on whether the person is a volunteer, member, community leader or employee, not all will apply. Other stressors relate also, or particularly to, partnering/funding organizations and state recovery authorities. Interactions with these organizations appears to play a crucial role in adding or lightening the load, particularly for those working at the grassroots. Some stressors will or will not be relevant depending on your particular context.

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