I recently told you about an inspiring volunteer experience our creative team had at Kids’ Food Basket here in Grand Rapids. Buzz went around the office after we returned, and more teams were asking me how they could get involved, too.
A few weeks passed, and our day out in the wild was about to become a distant memory when we, a recognition company, ended up receiving a little recognition ourselves. Yes, to our surprise, a poster showed up at our front door decorated with thank you letters and photos from the kids who benefited. We proudly displayed our poster in a common area, and, as a result, our little mission (and KFB, more importantly) got even more exposure. Hooray!
We weren’t expecting a big thank you like this; but it sure made us feel great when we got it. Your volunteers are the same. They don’t freely give their time and enthusiasm because they secretly want a nice reward. They do it because they believe in your mission and the initiatives your organization wants to promote in your community.
Truly, these are some of the most important people you can have behind you. Which means it’s probably a good idea to surprise them every so often with your appreciation.
National Volunteer Week is just a few weeks away, April 15-21, 2012. You don’t want to be caught not holding the bag!
Let them know that their contributions make a difference with meaningful gifts from some of our most popular volunteer appreciation themes.
A Helping Hand
With bright, contemporary art and a message that acknowledges all that they do, our Helping Hand theme gifts are just what you need to express your appreciation.
Making a Difference
Featuring a classic story about how one person can make an impact, these theme gifts will inspire your volunteers and remind them that, no matter how small, their contributions really matter.
You Are Truly Appreciated
This theme says it all—simply and sincerely. You Are Truly Appreciated gifts are some of our bestsellers because they appeal to every audience: women, men, young, and old. Because who doesn’t want to feel truly appreciated?!
Volunteers Make a Difference
Coming soon… (seriously, just as soon as we can get all this cool stuff unpacked and on our inventory shelves) this brand new volunteer appreciation theme is designed specifically for volunteers! Check out this preview and then check back with us soon to order the real deal!
Want to see what else we have? Find a more volunteer appreciation themes, plus all kinds of tools and ideas here!
Allison is a self-proclaimed Copywriting Diva and has the certificate to prove it! She’s been writing for Baudville for three years and has worked in a variety of business settings for more than 18 years. Before becoming a professional writer 11 years ago, Allison worked as a department manager where she used Baudville products to motivate her team. She’s what we call a true believer!