I have just seen one of the best bits of volunteer recognition ever.
One of our perennial themes here in the Volunteer Centre South Derbyshire is the need to give volunteers recognition for their contribution to our work. This is being written on the last day of Volunteers’ Week 2010 when we celebrate volunteers and volunteering, so imagine how delighted I was to arrive at work and open my email to see this:
A Massive thank you from the Children’s Team
Just wanted to say thank you for all the help from everyone last Wednesday with the World Cup, Domestic Abuse Event.
A very Special Thank you to the Amazing Volunteers who worked so hard and gave so much, so
Kay, Isabel, Tracey and Jamie thank you. I can’t thank you enough, you were all so wonderful, you worked so hard continuously from setting up to taking everything down and in between all of that working with the children and visitors to the event. We couldn’t have done it without you. You made the day the success it was.
This is a perfect example of how priceless our volunteers are.
With all my appreciation
Again Thank you
Support Co-ordinator Domestic Abuse
Children & Young People’s Support Services.
South Derbyshire CVS
46-48 Grove Street
Our thanks go to Jacqui Myatt for taking the time and trouble to send this email round, not just to the people who had volunteered, but to the whole of our organisation. Jacqui isn’t normally a volunteer manager, but worked with a team of people to put on a very successful event unrelated to Volunteers Week.
I’m sure that all Volunteer Managers will have all thanked their volunteers in the past week or so, but Jacqui’s email serves as a reminder that it does no harm to say thank you more often than just once a year.
(Pop back here later today for a blog and some pictures from South Derbyshire’s Volunteers’ Week Celebration event at Rosliston Forestry Centre on Saturday).