20 Easy Ways to Show Your Volunteers You Appreciate Them

  1. Send them a handwritten thank you note.
  2. Bring them their favorite candy bar.
  3. Give them a Starbucks gift card.
  4. Recognize their birthday.
  5. Give a flower to the mothers who volunteer on Mother's Day.
  6. Have snacks available for them.
  7. Bring bottled water to them while they are serving.
  8. Take a volunteer to lunch.
  9. Bake homemade cookies for them.
  10. Take a picture of them serving and put it on Facebook.  Use the comment section to brag on them.
  11. Ask for their input and ideas on a regular basis.
  12. Have them over for a cookout.
  13. Text them and tell them how much you appreciate them.
  14. Personally thank them for serving as they are leaving.
  15. Brag on them publicly.
  16. Give them movie tickets.
  17. Recognize them each year on their serving anniversary.
  18. Give them a small gift and card at Christmas.
  19. Have the kids make a card that tells how they've impacted their lives.
  20. Give them a book or other resource that will help them grow personally.
How do you show your volunteers you appreciate them?  Share your ideas with us in the comment section.