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Volunteer Appreciation

Showing appreciation for volunteers is a must! Dedicated volunteers and mentors like you make all the difference in the quality of a girl’s experience, and because of you, we’re able to prepare girls for the lifetime of leadership, success, and adventure that every G.I.R.L. (Go-getter, Innovator, Risk-taker, Leader)™ deserves.  


When and How to Recognize

Everyday little things go a long way. A card from the girls, handmade gifts, photo keepsakes—these are special ways to say thank you and oftentimes mean the most. Recognitions might be made on Girl Scout holidays, at service unit meetings, at troop meetings, at a special recognition event, or immediately following services rendered.

National Volunteer Month and Girl Scout Leader's Day 

When your G.I.R.L. spirit shines, hers does too. That's why in April (National Volunteer Month), we celebrate the powerful and inspiring contributions volunteers make all year long. 

April 22 is Girl Scout Leader's Day and honors all the volunteers who work as leaders and mentors in partnership with girls. Girls, their families, and communities should find a special way to thank their adult Girl Scout volunteers. 


From April 1 through April 30, 2020, use code VOLUNTEER2020 for 10% off plus free shipping from our online Girl Scout Shop to bring a smile to a volunteer’s face!

Formal Recognitions and Awards

Nominate a special volunteer for an adult recognition. These range from local service unit recognitions, to annual council-level and even national awards. Check out the awards criteria to determine the best fit for your special person, and then submit your nomination. It’s easy—just follow the instructions!

Card Templates, eCards, and More

There are plenty of great ways to recognize your favorite Girl Scout volunteers all year round! Whether it’s simply saying thank you or giving out tokens of appreciation, your efforts are important in making your troop helpers feel appreciated. 

Browse our Pinterest board for creative thank-you ideas, print out one of our thank-you card templates below, or use our eCard generator to send your favorite troop volunteers a fist bump, high five, or hug! 

Want to send a digital thank-you as a group? With Kudoboard each troop member and her family can share a message, photo, or video on your volunteer's thank-you board. Use code girlscouts2020 for free access and unique Girl Scout backgrounds.

Thank-You Cards for Troop Volunteers

From Troop Product Program Managers to Troop Treasurers, your troop helpers provide your girls with essential support. You can roll with one of our Troop Volunteer Appreciation Ideas or any of the below thank-you card templates.

Thank-You Cards for Troop Leaders

Parents, girls, and troop volunteers can find fun ways to say thank you in our Troop Leader Appreciation Ideas resource or on our Pinterest board, and any of the below thank-you card templates are great to give to leaders too.


Looking for more ways to thank your volunteers? Check out these blog posts from The Trailhead: