Monday, April 7, 2014

Celebrate National Volunteer Week!

Did you know April 6-12, 2014 is National Volunteer Week? And every year, Girl Scouts across the country celebrate Leader's Day on April 22.

Both of those are a perfect opportunity to say thanks, whether you're a Girl Scout with amazing leaders or a leader who wants to recognize the hard work of your fellow volunteers.

Here are seven ways to tell a volunteer or leader thanks for all they do! Use one every day of National Volunteer Week or pick your favorite for Leader's Day. How you say "thanks" is completely up to you!

  1. Send a card telling your volunteer or leader thank you for hard work on a project.
  2. Create a sign for the volunteer's yard that proclaims, "An awesome volunteer lives here!" (Make sure you follow HOA rules.)
  3. Make up a song, skit or video to show your leader or volunteer that you appreciate their commitment to Girl Scouting.
  4. Host a party! Even something as simple as bringing a treat like cupcakes to a meeting to thank an outstanding leader or volunteer counts.
  5. Make a memory book. Use photos, stories or momentos to personalize it.
  6. Create a mess kit, sit-upon or other camp item just for that volunteer. Every time they use it, they'll be reminded of your thank you.
  7. Just say it! A simple "thank you" can go a long way to thank someone.
What is your favorite way to tell a leader or volunteer thank you? Share it with us on Facebook or Twitter!