Start Thinking and Planning for Fall Holidays for Volunteers

With Fall almost upon us, we need to be thinking about those big holidays that are coming up. Halloween and Thanksgiving. These are big for most people in some way or another.

Halloween can provide you with a fun excuse to have a volunteer recognition event. Certainly, if you can allow your volunteers to wear costumes to work, that makes for a fun day. But what about something fun to do for the day? Maybe just providing a “bobbing for apples” set-up. Apples are so inexpensive as we are coming up to the Halloween holiday. All you need is a tub of water and those apples.

Making caramel apples on a stick for your volunteers is another easy and not very expensive way to say thanks for all you do. Don’t forget those other seasonal things like providing candy corn in a dish for everyone.

If you are looking to do something bigger, a party perhaps, it’s time to start thinking and planning for it. You don’t want to be stuck at the last minutes trying to get an event pulled together. The day and venue need to be decided. The theme, if other than the holiday theme, and the menu need to be worked out. Plus you need to consider the recognition gifts to give your volunteers. This all takes some planning on your part, so it’s worth starting the process early.

Think, too, about who you may need to get approval from for doing a volunteer recognition event. This could take longer than most people imagine. So the message here is simple. Get started with the planning to celebrate those Fall Holidays for your volunteers.

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  1. Mandee Sears says:

    How true this is — the holidays have a way of sneaking up on us, even though we know they are coming. Planning early will ensure we aren’t leaving our volunteers out this holiday season.

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