Sometimes we forget to say thanks, sometime we need other ways to say thanks. These are some good ones I have come across over the years. If you have any more to add we would love to hear about them.
Ways to say thank you to volunteers
- On the school sign
- In the newsletter
- On parade
- In person
- With a certificate
- Remembering someone’s name and correct spelling
- Bayview state school canteen has a whiteboard and on it is every volunteers name and a code of letters. This is how they take their tea and coffee. I loved it. The second day I as there a coffee was made for me exactly how I like it. Jocelyn wwns- weak white no sugar
- Cleveland state school- Every day I was there I saw the grade ones walk up in a line and turn and say “Thank you lovely Tuckshop Ladies” turn and keep going in a nice neat line. It was heart melting.
- When I was at MT Gravatt High School the Principal and both deputies walked past every day and made a point of waving and saying thank you. [I was there 6 weeks and it happened every day]
- One school had thank you painted on the wall in lots of different languages
- Another the convenor learn to say hello and thank you in any language her volunteers spoke as their first language. Last count 29 different ones.
- Another school at the volunteer Christmas party had placemats that were drawings with thank you on them made by the younger grades and then laminated. We then got to take the placemats how.
- Write a poem
- Fun name badges suited to the person e.g. sandwich artist for the woman who always makes sandwiches, chief bottle washer for the one who loves washing up.
- Personalised aprons made by the Home Ec Dept and presented at the party or on Parade.