Volunteer & Teacher Appreciation Toolkit

Many parent groups think that throwing a year-end party or giving out a small gift is all there is to volunteer appreciation. This Volunteer & Teacher Appreciation Toolkit will show you how to make recognition an ongoing effort that will significantly improve the volunteer experience and increase involvement.

The Volunteer & Teacher Appreciation Toolkit includes information on how to make parents feel welcome, tips for using people's talents (not just their time), effective ways to say thank you, dozens of ideas for volunteer appreciation, and more than 50 ideas for teacher appreciation.

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Section 1: The Meaning of Appreciation
Understanding Volunteer Management
Respecting Volunteer Time and Contributions
A Few Final Words on Appreciation

Section 2: Rethinking the "Big Event"
A Time and a Place
More Tips for Your Event

Section 3: Volunteer Appreciation Ideas

Section 4: Teacher Appreciation Ideas

Appendix A: Saying Thanks Has Its Limits

Appendix B: The Candy Poem


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