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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!

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Keith Tusing is a Family Ministries Pastor with 20+ years of experience serving churches in Texas and Arizona. His passion is to see Children’s and Family Ministries that encourage leaders to partner with parents in developing the next generation. He has been married to his amazing wife, Julie, for 30 years and is the father of six incredible kids.