Here is a quick idea for you on…
VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION EVENTS
If in your volunteer management role, you have planned a volunteer recognition event and will be presenting awards to specific volunteers then make sure to keep this strategy in mind.
LET US HEAR FROM THE VOLUNTEERS THEMSELVES
Make sure that your volunteers say a few words when they receive the awards. What happens too often is this. Volunteers go up and receive a volunteer based award and never get to speak. Hearing from the volunteers and having them say a few words is often the highlight of the event. So let’s hear them speak.
It does not mean that every volunteer at the event has to speak. But if you are giving special awards to specific volunteers then do allow them to say a few words, it can be as simple as asking them the question: “how do you feel about receiving this award”. You will find their response to this question can make the event so much more meaningful.
Dr Judy Esmond
So keep this strategy in mind for your events for volunteers on volunteer recognition