How Do You Show Appreciation?

As preschool and children’s ministry leaders, we need MANY volunteers to help implement the various ministries offered to families.  Some of the volunteers serve once a week or more, some lead once a month, and others simply help with big events.  One of the key factors in retaining these leaders year after year is whether or not they feel appreciated for the time and effort they give to these ministries.  So how do you show appreciation to your volunteers?  

Watch this video to find several examples of ways to show your volunteers how much you love and appreciate them.  Volunteers don’t help because of the appreciation, they help because they love Jesus and they love the children.  But showing them appreciation helps them know that someone notices and the chances of them helping again is greatly increased.  I would love to hear how you show appreciation to your leaders.