National Volunteer Week is coming up April 10-16 in both the United States and Canada. We've still got time before then to share ideas and get creative about how we'll show appreciation for our church volunteers.
For those volunteers who faithfully serve "behind the scenes", who are largely unknown to members of your congregation, a few words of public recognition and thanks are a good place to start showing your appreciation. If your church has volunteers who log many hours guiding (think youth groups) or teaching (think Sunday School and Adult Christian Education), perhaps consider giving them a more tangible kind of thanks when Volunteer Week comes along.
How does your church say "thank you" to your volunteers?
If you've been a volunteer, what expression of "thanks" has meant the most to you?