Director of Volunteer Services

Hi everyone,

Just reaching out to see if anyone on here has cool plans for volunteer appreciation week during COVID-19?

Fyi, we had planned on having a large party for 300+ volunteers and fosters to celebrate, recognize, and hand out awards.

Any ideas and suggestions are greatly appreciated!

  • April 20, 2020 at 01:36 PM

    Happy Volunteer Appreciation Week! I'm curious about what you ended up deciding to do for your team during this weird time?

  • April 02, 2020 at 09:04 AM

    I second Alison's suggestion for a virtual appreciation party! You could turn it into a happy hour and ask volunteers to join with a beverage of choice to celebrate. Zoom is great for this. You can also use social media to highlight the work of your volunteers, share stories, make posts about the awards and tag the recipients. With all of the social distancing, being able to see someone through the screen would be a great motivator and way to reconnect.

  • April 02, 2020 at 06:58 AM

    Maybe spend the money to give them small gift cards to PetCo instead, with a personal thank you note? Or hold a virtual thank you on Zoom.and award the volunteers then? Whatever you decide they will appreciate it!