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Volunteer Appreciation Month

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We see you, volunteers! 

From troop leaders to cookie captains, you are the heart of Girl Scouts, and in this past year, you’ve kept our pulse strong.

This year we’re commemorating National Volunteer Month by sending a shout out to all of our amazing council volunteers! Thank you for lending your energy and talent and for believing in the power of the girl. Thank you for giving girls the space to test their ideas and express their feelings about our ever-changing world.

We see the results. We see the confidence, the "we’ve got this" troop energy that only you can inspire. Because of you we have community. Because of you we have resilience. Because of you we have Girl Scouts. 

Additionally, every year on April 22—Girl Scout Leader’s Day—we give extra kudos to you. Troop leaders: we love you, and we’re forever grateful to you for being the role models girls look up to, especially in challenging times like these. 

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you!

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Kudos to you!

We mean it, from the bottom of our hearts. We couldn't do the work we do without you. The staff of Girl Scouts GCNWI have collaborated on a new Kudoboard of thanks just for you.  View it now.

You can also submit to the Kudoboard with your own message!


 

A message to Girl Scout volunteers

Judith Batty, Interim CEO of Girl Scouts of the USA, couldn’t let Volunteer Appreciation Month go by without giving thanks to our incredible volunteers. Hear how Girl Scout volunteers made a difference in her life, and see why volunteers are the backbone of this organization.


 

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Fun Ways for Girls and Families to Celebrate Volunteers 

For all of April, show your favorite Girl Scout volunteers, like your troop leader or your cookie manager, how much they mean to you. Even if you can’t see them in person right now, here are a few ways to show you care:

Send a Special Gift from the GCNWI Shop

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Surprise them with something special from the Girl Scouts GCNWI online shop, and bring a smile to your volunteer’s face with a thoughtful token of your appreciation.

  • Purchase a Volunteer Appreciation Patch BundleWhat better way to say thanks to our amazing volunteers than with a “Thank You” patch bundle that features five of our favorite volunteer appreciation patches.
  • Give Her a Leader Thank You Gift Set. Send your leader her very own special gift set!  She'll enjoy a “Empowered Women, Empower Girls” journal, trefoil pen, collectable Girl Scouts flocked decal, mini trefoil purse and “Thank You for All You Do” pin. The set comes packaged in a gift box designed exclusively for Girl Scouts! Purchase for only $16 on our GCNWI shop site until April 30.
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Create a Digital Thank You Card

Show love to your volunteer with these fun digital cards and Facebook frames downloads! Let your volunteer know what an inspiration she has been in your life!

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Celebrate Your Volunteer on Social Media 

Shout out your gratitude for all of your friends and family to see with these downloadable Volunteer Month Facebook Frames . Members can use them to show love for their volunteers; volunteers can use them to show their Girl Scout pride!

 

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Other ways for families and Girl Scouts to share the love!

  • Nominate A Volunteer. It’s important to honor adult volunteers whose services directly or indirectly support or enhance girl experiences in Girl Scouting.  The quality of the individual’s accomplishments is a key factor for recognizing someone.  Whether formal or informal, volunteer recognition is a way to honor and celebrate accomplishments in Girl Scouts. Nominate a Volunteer 
  • Send a "Sweet" Recognition. Use these fun and easy to make Thank you gifts using some of your favorite candy and sweets! 
  • Call or video chat with them!
  • Personalize one of our predesigned card templatesone for younger girls and one for older girls. Add a straight-from-the-heart message then text or email it to your volunteer/s. They’ll love hearing how they’ve made a difference in your life!
  •  Share across your social channels what makes your favorite volunteer (or volunteers!) so special to you—everyone could use something cheerful in their feed! And remember to tag @girlscoutsgcnwi and use #NVW2021 so we can follow the love!
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 Not a Girl Scout volunteer?

It’s not too late to embark on this incredible adventure! If you’re looking for ways to have a powerful, lasting influence on girls in your community, we’d love to chat.

Volunteer Now!