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Volunteer Appreciation

Girl Scout Volunteers work hard to create a fun and empowering environment for our Girls. They put in extended time and often work extra hours on top of busy schedules and hectic lives to bring the Girl Scout Leadership Experience to our Girl Scouts. Being a Girl Scout volunteer is a big but rewarding experience. Many go above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of Girls. Our volunteers are amazing and we want to make sure they are shown the proper love and appreciation they deserve! Recognizing the volunteers who have shown outstanding contributions to our organization is the key to volunteer appreciation and retention.

Formal Recognition & Awards

Do you know someone who makes a lasting impact? Nominate them for an Adult Award! Nominations for awards must be submitted no later than May 23rd this year. GSNENY and GSUSA have a number of formal awards that many volunteers qualify for. Nominations for awards can come from Girls, parents, and other volunteers. 


Informal Recognitions

Looking for a way to recognize a volunteer in your life? Check out these easy informal recognition ideas: 

  • Personal handwritten note cards

  • Scrapbook

  • Flowers

  • Certificates

  • Framed photo or picture collage

  • Themed seasonal recognitions (hearts, shamrocks, stars, angels)

  • Fun awards (wishbone, funny bone, hats, gems and rocks, keys, puzzle piece)

  • One minute praise to say thanks during your Service Unit meetings

Leader Appreciation Day

Remember to celebrate Leader Appreciation Day on April 22!

Leader Appreciation day honors all the volunteers who work as leaders and mentors in partnership with Girls. Leader Appreciation Day falls into National Volunteer Month – which is all April long! Girls, their families, and communities should find a special way to thank the Girl Scout volunteers in their lives. Appreciation can be shown on this special day, in the month of April, and all year long!


Volunteer Dinners

Join Council and connect with other volunteers in June for our Annual Volunteer Dinners. These dinners are a great time to celebrate the hard work you have done this year, have fun with other volunteers, and be recognized through our Award Ceremony. 

2022 Dinner information to come soon!