Doing good may be its own reward, but most volunteers would probably agree that it’s also nice to be recognized for the time, effort, and commitment they put into serving others—particularly in what can sometimes seem to be thankless roles.
Members of your community devote their energy and enthusiasm to making your community the very best it can be by serving on the board, a committee, and on neighborhood projects. And, volunteers help keep assessments down—every hour of volunteer work is an hour of salary the association does not have to pay a service provider.
Below are some easy ways to show your neighbors how much you personally appreciate their hard work.
- When you see a board member, committee member or anyone volunteering their time to better the community, simply say "Thank you."
- Send an e-mail to a volunteer explaining that he or she is valued for stepping up.
- Write a personal note or letter to your Board of Directors, thanking them for a job well done.
- Let other people know how happy you are with your Board of Directors - a few kind words can go a long way!
As volunteers, your neighbors invest their time in projects that benefit you. No association can thrive without them, so let them know you appreciate their efforts.
Have an idea for recognizing volunteers? Contact a board member and share!
"Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much." - Helen Keller
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