Literacy Partners of Manitoba believes it is important to
recognize and appreciate volunteers for their work and dedication to our
organization throughout the year, as well as during National Volunteer Week,
held in April each year.
To reflect this policy, we commit to:
- Welcoming volunteers when they arrive, updating them on
their tasks for the day, and helping them accomplish their tasks by answering
their questions, etc.
- Being patient with them when they are learning new tasks.
- Thanking them for their help at the end of each shift.
- Encouraging them to help themselves to free coffee, tea or
other beverages and snacks available in the office.
- Inviting them to join in on group coffee breaks, lunches and
staff parties (ie at Christmas).
- Providing them with at least one personal thank you note or
a letter of reference each year.
- Providing youth volunteers with a letter of reference or
Volunteer Appreciation certificate, or completing the forms they require for
receive community service credits for school.
- Providing special events volunteers with mementoes or
souvenirs from the event, such as goodie bags given to participants, t-shirts,
or photographs and/or inviting them to wrap-up parties.
- Sending volunteers a greeting on their birthday, as well as
marking special occasions such as graduation or marriage, with a card and
possibly a small gift.
- With their permission, recognizing them on the office
bulletin board, in the LPM newsletter, and on our website.
- Recognizing them during National Volunteer Week in April
with a card, small gift, gift certificates, luncheon, etc.
- Nominating our most outstanding volunteers for a community
service awards from the Volunteer Centre of Winnipeg every April.
- Nominating our most outstanding volunteer tutors for
LPMs annual Margaret Laurence Award, handed out every September.
- Recognizing community literacy program volunteers during
National Volunteer Week and also at the programs year-end celebrations.
- Providing LPM members with a selection of low-cost
promotional items such as t-shirts, sweatshirts, coffee mugs, pens, pencils,
message pads, to purchase and give to volunteers as thank-you gifts.