Cultivate your Volunteers

10 ways to cultivate your volunteers .....encourage their life-long involvement



1. Ask first if they'd like to be publicly acknowledged, then include them in an event


2. Send a letter to their supervisor at work…tell the manager how much you appreciate their hard work and special qualities.


3. Write an article in your newsletter


4. Have a board or staff member call them to advise them of how much they are appreciated


5. Send a visitor with a flower


6. Have a board member or other special person invite them to an executive lunch in a special place


7. Invite them to a special event or dinner…and honor them there


8. Write an article about their work in your neighborhood or city newspaper


9. Call them to talk and get their ideas


10.Give them more responsibility