Wise kidmin leaders know that volunteers are the heartbeat of our ministries. We simply cannot do ministry without them. Celebrating these faithful servants should happen regularly throughout the year but Valentine’s Day is a great time to shower them with love.
This year, our team selected this flip book from Christian Tools of Affirmation (CTA) to show our volunteers how much we appreciate them. We’ll have them available each week throughout the month of February (some of our volunteers only serve once a month, so we didn’t want to overlook anyone.)
In addition, we will do other special appreciation gestures such as special sweet treats and a hot chocolate bar throughout the month of February.
If you’re undecided on how to honor your ministry volunteers this Valentine’s Day, you still have time to pull together a small token of appreciation. Pinterest is a great place to find ideas. To help you out, here are a few of my favorite ideas from the popular website. Most are relatively inexpensive and easy to assemble.
From Orange Blogs
From gift cards, to plants, to food & candy, these 10 ideas are easy, heartfelt and budget-friendly.
Additional ideas from Orange can be round here.
From LifeWay Kids Ministry 101
Five free printable labels to accompany various pre-packaged candies.
From Love The Day
If your volunteers love donut holes as much as ours do, you’ll definitely want this printable to attach to the sweet treats.
Who doesn’t love chocolate from Valentine’s Day? Collect small fabric bags with ribbon drawstrings. Let your students fill each bag with chocolate Hershey Hearts and pull the drawstring (or tie the bag with a ribbon). Have the children make small cards that say, “Hugs to you, our wonderful volunteer.” Punch a hole in the corner of each card. Help the child tie the card to the ribbon. Present the candy bags to your volunteers with a word of thanks.
From Group Publishing
This keepsake book for volunteers and teachers weaves encouragement, uplifting Scripture, real stories, and more into a gift that’ll warm their souls—and help keep their enthusiasm for introducing kids to Jesus going strong.
For even more ideas, be sure to check out my Valentine’s Pinterest Board!
How are you celebrating your volunteers for Valentine’s Day? Let me know by leaving a comment below or on our Facebook page!