1. Send a text
Whether there’s just been a meeting, a big event or it’s just out of the blue, sending a quick thank you text to say thank you could really make another volunteer’s day.
2. Send a hand-written card
Nothing quite says thank you like a hand-written card. Know a volunteer who’s a whizz at recruitment? Pop a card in the post and let them know!
3. Organise a celebration
Let’s face it, cake makes everything better, so you could organise a celebratory tea party, a night out or just a catch up over a coffee to say thank you.
4. Shout about them on social media
Saying thank you publicly can really make people feel valued. Got a team opening a new unit? A volunteer passing a new qualification? Tell the world!
Mairi, who recently started volunteering with 76th City of Edinburgh Brownies, shares a time she felt thanked and what it meant to her:
“My county at the time (Glasgow) hosted a tea party for all the volunteers just to say thank you for our hard work which was heart-warming. I got to meet lots of other volunteers from all over the city and was made to feel like a really important part of the team.”
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