Volunteers are important to your organization. They selflessly give their time, energy, and resources to help your cause succeed.
The end of the year is the perfect time to let your volunteers know just how much you appreciate their help. Below are just a few ways you can show your appreciation and say thank you.
Ways to Say Thank You to Volunteers
Give them HUGE shout-outs. Let your volunteers know you value their dedication to your cause by sharing their achievements with your team, stakeholders, and donors. You can do this by:
- Featuring stories about your volunteers on your blog, newsletter, and social media channels;
- Praising their efforts during internal meetings;
- Sharing photos of them on social media or a bulletin board in your office.
Whether you host a Volunteers Luncheon or simply provide food when your volunteers are at work, snacks/meals and drinks are a great way to show you care.
Give them handwritten thank you notes
Handwritten thank you notes, while simple, can go a long way in showing your appreciation. Personalize your thank you notes by including a memory of working together or a photo of them furthering your cause.
If you’re feeling the creative (and DIY) spirit, Pinterest has a variety of crafty ideas to tell your volunteers thank you. From s’more kits to candy to herbs, there’s something you can give to any volunteer.
For more ways to thank you volunteers, read Ways to Recognize Your Volunteers Throughout the Year.
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