Every spring, organizations have to say goodbye to their graduating student volunteers as they move on to the next exciting stage in life. But don’t let these vibrant and enthusiastic volunteers slip away unnoticed. Acknowledge and say thanks for all their hard work with these tips!
- Send a personalized email to all the graduating seniors, congratulating them and thanking them for their dedicated service over the years
- Give out awards like “Most Hours Scheduled” or “Most Sub Positions Filled” to honor those volunteers who went above and beyond
Keep track of when volunteers show up (and don’t) for shifts, and when they fill in extra spots for fellow volunteers last minute (here’s a hint on how to track this information)
- Keep them engaged by sharing organization news, updates, and announcements via social media
Inspire old volunteers and attract new ones by sending periodic updates. Remember to get graduating volunteers to like you on Facebook and follow you on Twitter.
What do you do to honor and thank the volunteers at your organization? Share your story in the comments below!