April is known as a month of appreciation. Because both National Volunteer Week and Administrative Professionals' Week are scheduled in April, many organizations host appreciation events or do something special for their people. Volunteers and administrative professionals are crucial to helping an organization achieve its goals, so it’s important to recognize them for their efforts.
Here are six tips for volunteer and admin appreciation you can use this spring:
1. Create the right atmosphere for Administrative Professional Appreciation
Decorate the office for your admin! This small effort can go a long way to make your admin feel appreciated. Plus, it will draw attention from individuals outside your office and multiply the recognition!
2. Host a Volunteer Appreciation Event
Bring all your volunteers together for a special volunteer appreciation event. Invite the volunteers to gather for a small dessert reception or a lunch. Place a small gift at each place setting as a memento and table decoration.
3. Acknowledge all Office Professionals
All of the professionals in your office contribute to making things work smoothly. Include them in the Administrative Professionals' Week celebration with a special gift or event during the week.
4. Reward your Volunteers
Thank your volunteers for their valuable contributions with a memorable gift during National Volunteer Week. You don’t have to spend a lot for your gift to make an impact! Award certificates, thank you notes, and food gifts are popular and affordable gift options. Personally deliver each volunteer appreciation gift to make the appreciation more meaningful.
5. Reduce Stress for Administrative Professionals
Host a stress relief break during their appreciation week. Ask your staff to share ideas for reducing stress, review deep-breathing techniques, and provide hands-on tools to recharge and refresh. For a truly special treat, provide onsite massages!
6. Have Fun with Games
Games and contests of all kinds are great for bring your team together, volunteers and administrative professionals included. Plan an activity for each day during National Volunteer Week and Administrative Professionals' Week. Be sure to award prizes to the winners!