Unique Volunteer Appreciation Ideas
You know how valuable your volunteers are, and you’d do just about anything to make sure they understand this, right? What you need are some easy to organize and inexpensive ideas to make sure your volunteers feel the love. Read on for creative ways to say, “Wow, you’re amazing!”
Give away Volunteer “Me” Time
What is the one thing that none of your volunteers have enough of? Free time! So why not send a little TLC their way?
Volunteer Party with a Twist
If you’re going to ask your volunteers to attend an appreciation event on their behalf, make sure it’s fun and include the important people in their lives. After all, why ask them to sacrifice more time away from their friends and family when you’re trying to spread the happy?
Give Volunteer Gifts They’ll Really Want
Don’t make the mistake of giving a gift that’s merely a showpiece of your organization. You may need to put on your big girl pants for this one, but unless you’re way cooler than we realize, your volunteers don’t want a t-shirt, mug or lapel pin with your organization’s name on it.
It’s the Little Volunteer Thank You’s that Count
Don’t wait for the once a year Volunteer Appreciation event to say, “Thank you!”
Whatever volunteer appreciation plans you land on, make sure you get them on the calendar at the beginning of each year. By following through on several of these unique volunteer appreciation ideas, you’re sure to keep you volunteers coming back for more!
Posted by Angel Rutledge
Posted by Hollie Wogan on Thu Feb 1, 2018 4:37 PM EST
These are some great ideas for little to no cost. Working for a non-profit the budget must always be considered.
Posted by Matt Moore on Tue Sep 1, 2015 12:22 PM EST
I don't think they're manipulative unless you assume everyone has an agenda. Low rent is important in that many organizations that need volunteers are non-profit without a lot of financial resources to spare.
Posted by Seymour Schortz on Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:02 PM EST
These Ideas seem manipulative and low rent.
Posted by Karen Velez on Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:44 AM EST
interested in volunteer appreciation ideas
Posted by Pat Mulieri on Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:26 PM EST
Wow great ideasx
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