National Volunteer Week was last week, April 10-16, and many organizations celebrated their volunteers during the week with a party or event. The Women’s Resource Center in Grand Rapids, Michigan, annually honors their volunteers during National Volunteer Week.
The Women’s Resource Center strives to improve women’s workplace and economic opportunities, and volunteers donate more than 2,500 hours a year coaching, mentoring, and working with the women who utilize the center’s resources.
The volunteers at the Women’s Resource Center make a difference in the lives of every woman who comes through their doors, and the organization knows how important it is to recognize their volunteers. “The Women’s Resource Center has been truly lucky to have these dedicated people land on our team,” said Lee Vandenberg, Volunteer Coordinator at Women’s Resource Center.
To celebrate their volunteers, Lee hosted a gardening themed event that used the lady bug motif in its decorations. Lee said the garden party was a huge hit!
Lee presented each of her volunteers with a Lucky Us Character Pin. She chose this pin because the story was “perfect for our presentation.” The connection with the garden theme certainly helped, too!
Express your appreciation for your volunteers, and they will remain dedicated to you and your organization. Employers, likewise, recognize their employees to help maintain and improve retention of top talent.
How did you recognize volunteers this year during National Volunteer Week?
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