New resources available to help volunteers thank other volunteers
November is a time of year when many of us reflect on what we are thankful for. Here at the American Cancer Society, volunteers are at the top of that list. 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 email 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," said 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 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" (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!