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

Celebration:

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.

Newspaper:

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.

Swag:

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: