Engaged volunteers are critical to the success of any association organization. That has not changed over time. What is changing however, the amount of available volunteer time, increased burden of the volunteer's day job, increased stress and burnout, the adaptation of technology advances and the evolving desire for more work-life balance. Yet, how much time has your organization focused on evolving the volunteer role as a priority with these trends taken into consideration? Is your organization still just completing an annual "fill the vacant seat" approach? This session will highlight what current research is suggesting associations should consider to improve volunteering systems to best position your organization and your staff for the future.