Volunteers are the strength of the Girl Scout movement! They deserve to be recognized!
Have you ever been recognized for your achievements in school, at work or with Girl Scouts? If so, you know what a great feeling it gives you and how re-energizing it can be. Similar to the results of employee retention studies, recognition is a key piece of volunteer retention. As we move closer to our annual Girl Scouts Recognition Banquet, we want to make volunteers, parents and the community become aware of both the formal and informal ways to recognize volunteers, as well as the nominating process and deadlines.
Maybe you know a Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council volunteer who deserves special recognition. Is there someone who is always ready to jump in and get the job done? What about someone who makes a difference in the lives of girls not just once, but time and time again? Do you know someone who has helped in a significant way to ensure that council goals are attained? If so, please nominate them for a volunteer recognition.
From locally awarded Volunteers of Excellence to nationally awarded President's Awards, Girl Scouts offers many ways to formally recognition volunteers. To learn more about formal recognitions and the nomination process, please visit our formal recognitions page.
Informal rewards are day-to-day ways to say thank you to volunteers—they are intangible benefits and heartfelt displays of recognition. These sincere expressions of appreciation are based on specific contributions and are given in a timely manner. Informal recognition is powerful and effective, because volunteers feel valued by a personal touch. For more ideas for informal recognitions to let volunteers in your area know you appreciate everything they do for Girl Scouts, please visit our informal recognitions page.
presentation from the November 15th Webinar, "Saying Thanks"