Sign In

Recruitment Spotlight

4/5/2019Volunteer To Volunteer Recognition Resources

​It's the holiday season and we're so thankful!

The holiday season is a time of year that many of us reflect on what we are thankful for.  Here at the American Cancer Society volunteers are at the top of that list of thanks.  It may not seem like much but taking a moment to thank volunteers can make a huge impact.

"It's easy to get lost in the minutia and the work itself, but a simple thank you - be it in-person, over e-mail or in the mail - makes all the difference. It's a thoughtful reminder to stop and think about why you're giving your time, reflect on the impact that you're making, and remember that you're a part of something much bigger than yourself." - Kyle Polke, Gen2End Roundtable Co-Chair

We are very pleased to share this new resource, Volunteers Recognizing Volunteers with our volunteer leaders.  This one-pager shares some ideas and tips for volunteer-to-volunteer recognition. There are both in-person and virtual ideas included, given that our teams are getting more and more virtual and we want to be able to thank everyone!

There are many other resources available for you on Brand Toolkit and you can easily find them by searching "NVW" (which is the acronym for National Volunteer Week).  Some highlights include the new Where to Recognize Volunteers guide and the November Volunteer Thank You Local Toolkit.

Thank you again for all that YOU do to help further our mission!  We couldn't do what we do without all of the amazing volunteers that support the American Cancer Society each and every day!

3/21/2019Volunteer Program and Event Guide

Today our volunteers are helping us fulfil our mission to save lives, celebrate lives, and lead the fight for a world without cancer.

We have found that volunteers are well equipped to share the ACS story and are often our best volunteer recruiters. We are consistently evaluating, updating, and creating new recruitment resources to support the work you are doing.

We recently updated the Volunteer Program & Event Guide to include additional ACS events and programs. This guide was originally designed to give volunteers who serve as volunteer spokespeople and volunteer talent scouts in our communities a brief overview of the different programs and events that the American Cancer Society has to offer. 

We've found that many volunteers and staff were using the resources, but they wanted more!  We've added additional ACS properties and we've also created a customizable page, so you can add additional events or programs that are specific to your area or that were not included in the original booklet. You can find the guide and the supporting customizable piece on Brand Toolkit.

To ensure these resources are making it into the hands of our volunteer recruiters we are beginning a monthly volunteer recruitment resource spotlight. These articles will be featured on our brand-new Volunteer Recruitment Resources page on My Society Source. 

If you have any questions, please contact

back to top