Volunteer Appreciation: 50 Simple Ideas to Show Your Love

We share 50 ideas for recognizing volunteers.

Our tips are organized around the following five research-based motivations and provide ideas related to each theme:

  • Values – a way to express ones altruistic and humanitarian values.
  • Career – a way to improve career prospects.
  • Social – a way to develop and strengthen social ties.
  • Understanding – a way to gain knowledge, skills, and abilities.
  • Protective Motives – a way of protecting the ego from the difficulties of life.
  • Enhancement – a way to help the ego grow and develop.

As a bonus, there’s also a section on how to write a meaningful thank you note. Enjoy!

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