Volunteers Week is celebrated between 1st and 7th June every year. It is a week in which the UK celebrates volunteers and says thank you to them for the contribution that they make. The week also raises awareness about the benefits becoming a volunteer and the diverse volunteering roles that are available.
As well as helping others, Volunteering has been shown to have a positive impact on the lives of those who volunteer, assisting volunteers in gaining new skills and boosting self-esteem. There are many voluntary organisations in the UK that rely on volunteers to help others.
Does your organisation value your volunteers? How much are your volunteers worth? Are your volunteers considered worthy of recognition? Are they treated like one of the paid staff?
Volunteers need to be respected and recognised in organisations in order for a volunteer program to function effectively. Thanking volunteers doesn’t have to cost a lot of money; it can be a simple smile and acknowledgement that they’re doing a great job or a birthday card in the mail.
For large organisations with a lot of volunteers, knowing the financial benefit of the work volunteers do will help justify the costs of volunteer celebrations and rewarding volunteers.
Are you treating your Volunteers like they make a difference? Here at www.perksofmyjob.com you can reward your volunteers cost effectively by giving them a membership for £1 per month per volunteer.
If you’d like to discuss ways you can reward them, with 100’s of perks and discounts that will suit everyone in your team, we invite you to come and speak to us. Call today: 01604 647770 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
From discounts on coffee, cinema tickets, food and drink and travel and holiday perks, there is something for everyone to enjoy – and in the longer run, you as an employer will experience the benefits too.