Question: Volunteer Appreciation

What is a great way to thank the volunteers that have helped out so far this year?

Asked by Anonymous



Advice from PTO Today

Craig writes:
Check out the article Treat Your Volunteers Right for a list of creative appreciation ideas.

Community Advice

CMay2CK writes:
We have a Volunteer Tea at the end of every year. Teacher's invite their room volunteers. PTA and Foundation invite anyone that helped them throughout the year. We serve sweet tea and cake. We have awards for things like "most volunteer hours", "MVP", "Volunteer of the Year", etc. These are voted on by the teachers and PTA Board. Each volunteer leaves with either flowers or a small gift.

Community Advice

NeillRay writes:
Say "Thank You" when volunteers sign-up. Say "Thank You" while they do the work, and say "Thank You" after the work has been done. One of the best ways to say "Thank You" is to listen to and act on their suggestions. If you have an EOY award event, make sure you can statistically support any MVP award. Otherwise, it becomes a popularity contest.

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