Volunteer Appreciation

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The Importance of Showing Appreciation

Everyday little things go a long way. From a card from a Girl Scout youth, to handmade gifts or photo keepsakes—these are special ways to say thank you and oftentimes mean the most. We want our volunteers to feel recognized and valued. Showing volunteers you care can boost confidence, camaraderie, and can deepen connections between Girl Scouts, volunteers, and families.

When and How to Recognize

Informal recognitions are often made on Girl Scout holidays including National Volunteer Month and Girl Scout Leader's Day (April 22), at service unit meetings, at troop meetings, or anytime you feel someone deserves to be seen!

Formal recognitions can be made at a special recognition event, or immediately following services rendered.

National Volunteer Month and Girl Scout Leader's Day

When your Girl Scout spirit shines, others' do too. That's why April is National Volunteer Month, when we celebrate the powerful and inspiring contributions volunteers make all year long.

April 22 is Girl Scout Leader's Day and honors all the volunteers who work as leaders and mentors in partnership with girls and youth. Girls, their families, and communities should find a special way to thank their adult Girl Scout volunteers.

Formal Awards and Recognitions

Adult recognition awards can be given at all levels, including:

Nominate a Volunteer!

Review the resources below to determine the best fit for your special person. Submit National & Council Award nominations online and contact your local Service Unit Team for information on its SU Award process. 


Thank Your Troop Volunteers and Leaders

There are plenty of great ways to recognize your Girl Scout volunteers all year round! Whether it’s simply saying thank you or giving out tokens of appreciation, recognizing your troop helpers is important! Browse the resources below for creative ideas to express appreciation for your dedicated volunteers.

Thank You Card (Younger Girl Scout) Thank You Card (Older Girl Scout)
Thank You for Being a Volunteer Card eCard generator
Classic Thank You Card Cookie Thank You Card
Word Cloud Heart Thank You Card Pinterest Board
Troop Volunteer Appreciation Ideas Troop Leader Appreciation Ideas
Volunteer Appreciation Scrapbook  

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