Volunteer Recruiting

Volunteer recruiting tricks, tips, and techniques

Volunteer Management

Tips on managing volunteers and volunteer-based projects.

Staff/Volunteer Leadership

Improve your leadership of volunteers for your cause

Field Notes

Guest posts and ideas from leaders in the trenches

In The News

The latest news articles related to volunteering

Home » Featured, Headline, Staff/Volunteer Leadership

Have You Thanked Your Volunteers Lately?

Submitted by James Higginbotham on February 23, 2010 – 4:54 amNo Comment

Every so often, I write about ways that you can thank your volunteers. It is time again – time to remind you that you need to thank your volunteers.

Here are some ideas on how to thank your volunteers:

  1. Celebrate with a team lunch at a nice restaurant (no fast food, no pizza)
  2. Send a thank you card to each team member’s home, signed by yourself and other leaders/staff
  3. Find out from each team member’s friend where they like to hang out and give a gift card (this may require more time to track down, but pays off through a very personalized gift)
  4. Create a hand-made gift basket with personalized gifts (again, more time but very personalized)
  5. Send flowers or gift basket – bonus points if you include their favorite flower

Make a decision to thank your volunteers twice as much as last year – they’ll love it!

Popularity: 1% [?]

Comments are closed.