One of the earliest behaviors my parents taught me was to say “please” and “thank you;” continuously reminding myself and my siblings that these were the magic words. After a birthday party, we would write thank you notes to those who came to celebrate with us. On Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, Grandparents’ Day, Teacher’s day, and all the other “days” of the year, we would say “thank you” to those who were there for us or supported us by giving cards and homemade gifts.
April is Volunteer Appreciation Month and April 22 is Leader Appreciation Day which makes it an extra perfect time to say thank you to those Girl Scout volunteers in our lives. Maybe it’s the volunteers who are our cheerleaders, guides, and mentors. Or, that volunteer who helps us build courage, confidence and character. Girl Scout leaders and volunteers encourage us to be G.I.R.L.s (Go-getters, Innovators, Risk-Takers, Leaders). So, this month, and every month, say “thank you” to your Girl Scout volunteer. They go above and beyond to make your Girl Scout experience extra special.
Here are a few ways you can say thank you:
- Say “thank you” and tell them how they have made your Girl Scout experience special.
- Hand-make a thank you card.
- Buy them a volunteer appreciation gift from the GSNC Shop.
- Nominate a volunteer for the Volunteer of Excellence Award.
- Throughout April, show your favorite Girl Scout volunteer how much they mean to you with a straight-from-the-heart, personalized ecard.
Remember, it’s a fact: without our volunteers, we couldn’t and wouldn’t be the largest girls’ leadership development organization in the world. But we are.
So, THANK YOU!