Volunteer Appreciation Week

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Volunteer Appreciation Week

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Celebrating Our PTA Volunteers

National PTA is proud to celebrate the exceptional volunteers who make all that we do possible during Volunteer Appreciation Week, April 21-27. Our hearts overflow with gratitude to our incredible PTA volunteers.

The commitment of volunteers plays a crucial role in enriching our educational environments and fostering community spirit. Through tireless efforts in organizing events, fundraising, and supporting both students and teachers, they truly make a difference. Let's make this week memorable by showing our gratitude in unique and thoughtful ways, ensuring our volunteers know just how much they are valued.

Volunteer Appreciation Week

Show Your Appreciation

Share a special message straight from the heart with all of the wonderful volunteers you know. 

Thank You Card

Ideas for STUDENTS/FAMILIES to show appreciation:

  • Handwritten Thanks: Write a thank you note to someone who volunteers their time.
  • Creative Art Gifts: Kids can create art projects like paintings, collages, or crafts as unique gifts to show their appreciation.
  • Baked Goods: Homemade cookies, cakes, or breads can be a warm and personal way to say thank you. Children can help in the baking and decorating process.
  • Garden Gifts: Families can pot plants or create small garden arrangements. This can be a symbol of growth and nurturing, reflecting the volunteers' contributions to the community.

Ideas for SCHOOL-WIDE appreciation:

  • Volunteer Spotlight: Use the school’s newsletter, website, or social media to feature stories, interviews, and photos of volunteers, detailing their contributions and impact on the school community.
  • Special Volunteer Breakfast or Lunch: Host a catered meal in honor of the volunteers. This could be a breakfast at the start of the school day or a special lunch where school leaders and students can mingle with volunteers.
  • Appreciation Assembly: Organize a special assembly where students and staff can express their gratitude through speeches, performances, and presentations highlighting the volunteers' contributions.
  • Thank You Video: Have students and teachers create a video with messages of thanks, showcasing how volunteer efforts have directly impacted their school experience.

No matter what you do, take some time during Volunteer Appreciation Week to show your volunteers how much you appreciate them.

Special Messages from National PTA President Yvonne Johnson and Executive Director Nathan Monell

About National Volunteer Week

National Volunteer Week (April 21-27), established in 1974, allows us to celebrate PTA volunteers all week long who have made strides to improve the future of children all over the country. PTA leaders have always been the backbones of their communities and have worked to create positive change in the lives of children. PTA families have gone above and beyond working to make every child’s potential a reality.