by app-garden | Apr 29, 2020 |
Any time during the year is a good time to thank your volunteers! Volunteers are helping organizations achieve their mission and provide much-needed assistance to the organizations served.
More Americans than ever are volunteering, according to a new federal study released by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) The study showed that Americans volunteered nearly 6.9 billion hours which is worth an estimated $167 billion in economic value.
Volunteers are valuable and their time and efforts are appreciated. Taking the time to recognize volunteers is important if you want to retain volunteers and recruit new ones. How do you show you appreciate their services? Start by thanking them!
Provide rewarding and unforgettable experiences for all involved. Volunteers like to know that they are making a difference. Promoting and matching volunteers with specific opportunities will promote, retain, and recruit more volunteers.
Show volunteer appreciation by recognizing personal achievement. Recognition is important to build a personal link between the volunteer and the impact on the organization. Volunteers will be gratified to see the number of hours volunteered and the in-kind dollar value of their contributions.
At the end of the day, it is important to give your volunteers recognition for donating their time. There is a multitude of ways to show appreciation! Remember, a simple gold star when logging into the district volunteer software will make a volunteer smile and feel gratification! Or a thank you email after an event or opportunity!
Learn how Volunteer Tracker lets your volunteers know they are appreciated and valued by requesting a demo or reach out to us for more information.