Volunteering at school has its perks—like VIP parking (hey, you’re the first one to every event), an endless supply of tiny high fives, and local celebrity status (being recognized by other people’s kids in the supermarket...in your PJs). In fact, there are so many awesome perks to volunteering, we just can’t understand why everyone doesn’t do it!
End of year is a great time to show your board members and volunteers some love—and if they have a stellar sense of humor, well, you’ve come to the right place, because we have 18 funny school volunteer awards (including a blank template) that you can share with your crew, along with a few silly gag gift pairings. Bonus: They just might return for another year of fun!
All awards are editable, so you can customize with name, date, and your school logo.
The Tough Cookie Award
Shout out to all the troop cookie managers juggling cookie sales and a school fundraiser—did you even sleep last month? Gift pairing ideas: Circus animal cookies, cookie tin, Chaos Coordinator mug, "Always tired" laptop decal, tough cookie socks
The Ice Breaker Award
Because if a meeting doesn’t start with everyone’s latest Netflix binge, is it even a meeting? Gift pairing ideas: Ice Breakers mints, Exceptionally Bad Dad Jokes book
The High School Musical Award
This goes to the volunteer who’s still trying to figure out how to turn Hamilton into a school fundraiser theme. Gift pairing ideas: Mini portable microphone for phone, yodeling pickle pen, Hamilton Funko POP figure
The Principal's BFF Award
It’s not just because they’re right next to the photocopier, either. Gift pairing idea: Superhero magnetic poetry kit, Applause button, After School Snack tumbler
The Budgets Like a Boss Award
For the volunteer who can sense a clearance sale miles away—we salute you. Gift pairing idea: Gold chocolate coins, miniature shopping cart
The Number Cruncher Award
For the volunteer who loves a good spreadsheet—this one’s for you. Gift pairing idea: “Ohhhh, this calls for a spreadsheet” mug, "Crunching numbers is my cardio" pop socket
The (Robert's) Rule Follower Award
There’s always that one person who can bring it back. Gift pairing ideas: “Things I want to say in the meeting but can’t” notebook, talking yes & no buzzer buttons, "This is my meeting mug" mug
The Best Dressed Award
This is for the volunteer who’s up for anything, as long as it lifts school spirit! Gift pairing ideas: Waving inflatable desk tube guy, traffic cone hat, Beanie Boo (a small version of your mascot)
The Big Cheese Award
For the president who can’t stop, won’t stop. Gift pairing ideas: Cheezits (BIG), cheese stress cube, cheese socks, 30 Second Dance Party button
The Social Butterfly Award
Putting those people skills to work, from the pickup line to the playground—thank you! Gift pairing ideas: Wind-up chatter teeth, “I’m a volunteer coordinator, not a magician, but I can understand why you might be confused” mug
The But First, Coffee Award
That is coffee, right? Gift pairing ideas: “May contain pumpkin spice” coffee mug, Dunkin’ iced coffee flavored jelly beans
Get all 18 awards (including a blank template)! Download free awards bundle.