APRIL IS NATIONAL VOLUNTEER MONTH & GIRL SCOUT LEADER APPRECIATION DAY IS APRIL 22
April is National Volunteer Month, and April 22 is Girl Scout Leader Appreciation Day, there’s no doubt that our amazing Girl Scout volunteers deserve a standing ovation! For all they are and all they do, we hope you’ll join us in saying thank you to our volunteers. Let them know their actions, both big and small, matter to you personally and make a difference in your community. Take on one of these tasks solo or get your troop in on a fun surprise. Don’t forget to send us a photo to email@example.com so we can help spread some joy this month as well!
MAKE A HANDMADE GIFT
Nothing says “I appreciate you” than something made by hand. Handmade gifts are extra special, and thoughtful, because they come from the heart. Not to mention all the time that goes in to making the gift itself! Some good ideas are:
- Making a card: let them know how thankful you are for them and everything that they do!
- Paint or draw a picture for them: it could be of their favorite things, activities, or even a picture of you and them together!
- Bake them a treat: its thoughtful and tasty!
MAKE A VIDEO
Another good way to show volunteers appreciation and gratitude is to make them a video! The video can be of any length as long as you let them know how thankful you are for everything they’ve helped you and your troop accomplish. Not only will it brighten their day, but it’s also something that they can save and cherish forever!
GIVE THEM A SHOUTOUT WITH A SPECIAL SOCIAL MEDIA POST
To share your appreciation beyond the council, let the whole world know how much you appreciate your Girl Scout volunteers by giving them a shout-out on your social media pages! Sign into your Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram and share a photo or post showcasing why your volunteer is awesome! Tag @GirlScoutsCCC on your post, so we can follow the fun! Don’t have social media? Write them a personalized email instead!
DON’T FORGET TO SAY THANK YOU
The simplest way to thank a volunteer is by doing just that, saying thank you! Though National Volunteer Month and Girl Scout Leader Appreciation Day will come and go, it’s important to let volunteers know that they are valued year-round. Let them know that you value their time, effort, and commitment by saying “thank you” every chance you get!
Every gesture, big or small, means so much to the individuals that give their heart and soul to Girl Scouts! We are so incredibly grateful for all of the work they do and for all of you Girl Scouts helping make sure they know how truly special they are.