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 appreciated 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.
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Food, Food, Food
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.
Contact local eateries about donating a BOGO free coupon specifically for your volunteers. Put the coupons in a thank you card and wow your volunteers with unexpected mail.
Send a Birthday Wish
If you happen to keep your volunteers’ birthdays on record, make use of the milestone to show your appreciation. Surprise and delight a volunteer with a birthday card, or give them a shout out on social media.