Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Three Awesome Ways to Thank Your Volunteer

These are unprecedented times, but one constant is our Girl Scout volunteers. Through good and bad times, and in small and big ways, volunteers have always been the reason Girl Scouts go on to make the world a better place. April is National Volunteer Month—our favorite time here at Girl Scouts of the USA—and though the world may be facing a lot of uncertainty right now, what never wavers is our heartfelt appreciation for the volunteers who bring the power of Girl Scouting to girls.

So join us as we shout out and celebrate Girl Scout volunteers throughout April! Whether you choose one of our suggested activities or all, you’re sure to make the volunteers in your life feel loved and remember all the reasons that they continue to give their time and hearts to the Girl Scout mission. 1. Put some love in their inbox! Show the Girl Scout volunteer in your life just how much they mean to you by personalizing one of these fun predesigned card templates. Tell them your favorite things about them or share a favorite memory, then text or email it to your volunteer/s.

Looking to get the whole troop in on the fun? Consider sending a digital group thank-you message via Kudoboard—check out our Volunteer Appreciation Month page for details! 2. Shout them out on social media! Love your Girl Scout volunteer? Of course you do! What better way to make them feel special than to shout ‘em out for the world to know? During National Volunteer Week (April 19–25), share why your volunteer (or volunteers!) is so special to you across your social channels—everyone could use something cheerful in their feed right now! Tag @girlscouts and include the hashtag #NVW2020 so we can follow the love. Is your troop leader your favorite volunteer? Then send some extra kudos on April 22, Girl Scout Leader Day! 3. Surprise them with something special! Throughout April, use code VOLUNTEER2020* to get a 10 percent discount and free shipping from our online store, the Girl Scout Shop, and bring a smile to your volunteer’s face with a thoughtful token of your appreciation.

*The code is active April 1 through April 30, 2020, for a 10 percent discount and free shipping from girlscoutshop.com. The code is for one-time use per customer, online only at girlscoutshop.com. Some exclusions apply.