Did You Know

Recognizing Your Volunteers

By April 24, 2019 No Comments

Did you know that National Volunteer Week is April 7-13?
Did you know that President Richard Nixon established National Volunteer Week with an executive order in 1974, as a way to recognize and celebrate the efforts of volunteers. As Kin Ministry leaders, you can use this week to shine a light on the volunteers that keep your ministry running.

Today we share some ways your can recognize your volunteers, but first take a minute to learn:
1. Why Recognize Volunteers?

2. Best Practices for Recognizing Your Volunteers

Recognizing Your Volunteers


Hold a special thank-you brunch after your Sunday church service.  This is also a great time to recognize a particularly great volunteer.

VIP Parking:

Reserve 2 or 3 parking spots, close to the church building, for Kin Ministry volunteers. Don’t forget the “Reserved for Kin Ministry Volunteers” parking sign.


Send an article to your local newspaper highlighting the contributions of your volunteers and the impact they have made on the community.

Volunteer Highlight:

Share a short story about or an interview with your volunteer in your church newsletter or on a bulletin board within your church. Don’t forget to include pictures.

Shout-out on Social Media:

If your church uses social media, take advantage of this platform to send a shout out to a specific volunteer for their service and commitment to your ministry.


Have t-shirts, pins, mugs or tote bags made that recognize the individual as a member of your Kin Ministry volunteer team.

More Ways to Celebrate Volunteers: