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Volunteer Appreciation Month 2020

Appreciation

APRIL IS NATIONAL VOLUNTEER MONTH!

Thank you for creating a supportive environment that encourages successful futures for all girls!

Girl Scout Leader Appreciation Day is a day of appreciation for adult volunteers in Girl Scouting held on April 22 every year. Girl Scouts is an outstanding leadership organization for girls due to the exceptional effort put forward by our volunteers. Join us in celebrating all our wonderful adult volunteers during National Volunteer Month and as we give a special shout out to Girl Scout Leaders on Leader Appreciation Day. 


Although volunteers are always appreciated, it is during these special days that we take the time to acknowledge that our adult volunteers are our neighborhood heroes and the heart and soul of the Girl Scouts of Orange County organization. We encourage the girls, their families and service unit/Girl Scout communities to plan special gestures to show appreciation for the adult Girl Scout volunteers in their lives.

Here are a few ways you can celebrate your volunteer crew:

All month long, show your favorite Girl Scout volunteers how much they mean to you with a straight-from-the-heart, personalized ecard, one for younger girls (English or Spanish) and one for older girls (English or Spanish). They’ll love hearing how they’ve made a difference in your life!

Looking to get everyone in on the fun? Consider sending a digital group thank-you via Kudoboard! Each troop member and her family can share a message, photo, or video on your volunteer’s thank-you board. Kudoboard has been officially licensed for a limited time by Girl Scouts of the USA . 

Use promo code girlscouts2020 to unlock unique Girl Scout backgrounds—like this one! —and get the following discounts:

  1. Mini board (up to 10 signers, FREE)
  2. Premium board (up to 100 signers, $4.99
  3. Milestone board (unlimited signers, can play as slide show, $6.99)

Follow our easy instructions to get started!

Show you care with a Girl Scout gift from our shop

Surprise them with something special! Throughout April, you can use code VOLUNTEER2020 * to get a 10% discount plus free shipping from the Girl Scout Shop, and bring a smile to your volunteer’s face with a thoughtful token of your appreciation.

*Code is active April 1–April 30, 2020, for a 10% discount and free shipping from girlscoutshop.com. The code is for one-time use per customer, online only at girlscoutshop.com.

More ways to show your thanks:

In light of California's current Stay at Home Order,  we understand that many traditional volunteer appreciation activities may not be feasible, but we encourage you to get creative and adapt them. Please make sure all volunteer appreciation activities you choose to conduct observe current social distancing and safety recommendations.

Informal rewards are day-to-day ways to say “thank you” to volunteers—they are intangible benefits and heartfelt displays of recognition. These sincere expressions of appreciation are based on specific contributions and are given in a timely manner. Informal recognition is powerful and effective, because volunteers feel valued by a personal touch. Examples of meaningful informal rewards include:

  • A welcome or thank-you card or letter
  • Skill-building learning opportunities (For example, how to use social media to network)
  • A recommendation for a promotion
  • Sending the volunteer’s supervisor or CEO a letter recognizing her/his contributions
  • Complimenting a volunteer’s work to a supervisor or co-worker (in the volunteer’s presence)
  • Showing interest in a volunteer’s personal life (such as asking about a volunteer’s grandchild or weekend plans)

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GSOC SMORE Volunteer Appreciation Patch Program

We have created a patch program to help OC Girl Scouts say thanks. Girls at every level can earn this fun patch as they discover, connect, and take action to show their volunteers how much they appreciate all they do! Download your level flyer to get started: Daisies & BrowniesJuniors & CadettesSeniors & Ambassadors

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Yep! There's a Badge for That.

Check out this shareable Girl Scout Volunteer Digital Badge made just for volunteers! The owner of this badge is dedicated to fostering emotional, intellectual, and physical growth among girls in our communities.