Volunteer Managers from the Volunteer Square community, met last week for our quarterly professional development meeting. 18 nonprofit agencies were represented and one of our topics was volunteer recognition. As we prepare for National Volunteer Week in April we wanted to share some fun and easy ways to thank volunteers.
Volunteers are often humble and don't want or need any praise, but managers like to do things to recognize the hard work and commitment their volunteers make to the organization. Volunteers are essential to nonprofit organizations and often play key roles in programs and initiatives. Managers want to make them feel appreciate for the work they do and recognition equals retention, so it's a win, win for all. Do you work with volunteers that you would like to recognize? Check out our list of fun, easy and inexpensive ways to honor the individuals that give their time and energy to your cause.
We know that food can spark positive attitudes and it promotes social activity. Bring some snacks and encourage volunteers to take a quick break and get to know each other.