Volunteers are an essential part of Girl Scouting. There are many ways to recognize volunteers for their time and dedication. Whether in the form of a simple “thank you” for a small job well done or a formal commendation for years of faithful service in a key position, acknowledgment lets the recipient know that she or he is noticed and appreciated.
You can honor any Girl Scout leader or adult volunteer by nominating her or him for an award or by making a special recognition of your own!
Recognitions usually take the form of pins, badges, certificates or other tangible tokens. They may be presented at a special ceremony, Girl Scout meeting or recognition event such as the Volunteer Conference and Celebration.
Please remember to recognize the adults who are focused on making the Girl Scout experience fun, positive and available to girls and adults everywhere. Demonstrate an "attitude of gratitude" by:
- Being aware of the extra effort an individual puts forth
- Taking the time to mention a person's good work at a service unit meeting or thank them in private
- Helping volunteers attain a higher level of achievement
- Recommending a person for a council-level award
- Developing a climate of sincere appreciation and acknowledgment of service
- Asking an outstanding volunteer to represent Girl Scouts at a community event
- Encouraging an adult member to get involved on the next level (service unit, council, national)
Volunteer Appreciation Week and Girl Scout Leader's Day
Show how much you care during Volunteer Appreciation Week (Sunday-Saturday, April 6-13) and Leaders' Day (Tuesday, April 22) with personalized cards, creative gestures or fun gifts.