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Top 10 Fun Ways to Encourage Volunteers

Volunteers are the life-blood of every Ministry!  We are all constantly in need of more volunteers if we are growing.  One of the best ways to have a contented and growing volunteer team is to be intentional about continually encouraging our volunteer team.  Here’s a list of my Top Ten Fun Ways to Encourage Volunteers:

10. Send an Electronic Greeting Card.



9. Public Praise – make an intentional effort to praise your team in a public setting – Adult Worship – Newspaper – Newsletter – Get Creative

8. Dinner @ My Home

7. Send a Picture of them with their Small Group or at an Event enjoying being with kids.

6. Send a Text Message saying: “You’re a Blessing!” “You’re Amazing!” You’re the Best!”  etc.

5. Coffee Break – invite them out for coffee and let them share what’s going on in their life.

4. Send a Personalized “Top Ten” list of great things you see in them.

3. A Night Out – recruit a teen to volunteer their time to baby sit.

2. Small Gifts – give a small gift on Sunday along with a fun personal note – candles, candy bars, Pez dispenser, $5 Gift Card, etc.

1. Say Thank You often!

What are some creative ways that you say Thank You to your volunteers? Help us grow the list and leave a Comment!