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Applauding and Thanking Volunteers
Discover more than one way to "applaud" the people who dedicate their time and effort to benefit another person, group, or organization. Energize's volunteer management books and resources can help you provide more meaningful volunteer recognition and appreciation. Find new ways to celebrate the accomplishments of everyone in your organization, both volunteers and employees.
Now is the time to think of some of those ways with the season for recognizing volunteers on a national level about to kick off. Many countries annually designate specific "volunteer weeks." Below is a list of several of them, with the dates for 2017 and links to free information and resources for each country.
Keeping Volunteers: A Guide to Retention Steve McCurley and Rick Lynch
Focusing on making sure volunteers feel recognized and appreciated on an ongoing basis, this book contains two chapters on making volunteers feel special and adapting recognition techniques to the unique accomplishments and personalities of each volunteer.
Poetry can say some things hard to express in sober declarative text. Volunteerism guru,
Ivan Scheier, demonstrates this by sharing several of his poems as well as wonderful lyrics to "The Volunteer Song" by Paul Horrisberger.
presents a step-by-step résumé writing activity as a way to support and thank volunteers. Her simple yet innovative design highlights how easily others in the organization can share responsibility for recognizing volunteers' contributions.
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