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Get free tips and updates directly to your inbox. Sign up for your choice of monthly e-newsletters! I ordered globe balloons that we filled with helium and tied to logoed mugs and used those for table centerpieces and door prizes.
I filled the mugs with fortune cookies and swiss chocolate.
The dinner buffet featured foods that represented different countries: For personal favors I found molded chocolate in the shape of a globe. For entertainment, I had a high school teacher present a travelog slide program of her recent trip overseas.
When we presented awards I recognized our volunteers "World Class" service to our guests. Our volunteer of the year was presented with items made in other countries.
Many volunteers said it was the best meal and program we had ever had. I had a chalkboard in the room with the ABC's written on it and an apple drawn on with chalk.
Used as centerpieces on the tables were small school slates, a wooden ruler, pencils, and bottles of glue and crayons. At each place setting were two pieces of chocolate candy--a Hershey Kiss and a Hershey Hug. I told the volunteers that 'A' stood for the Appreciation we felt for their wonderful service; 'B' represented Benevolence an inclination to do charitable or kind acts--what they gave with their donation of time ; and 'C' represented Chocolate, the sweetness of their contributions and we were giving them a hug and a kiss.
I gave them 10 minutes of Mix and Mingle time to gather signatures from fellow volunteers to fill in the spaces on their quizzes. The quiz had 20 items listed and each person had to find someone who It was a bit zany, but was a good ice breaker and many didn't want to stop when I said time was up.
I gave a shiny red apple to the volunteer who had the most lines filled in. Volunteers were then recognized and thanked for their valued gift of time in serving others.
One volunteer's name was drawn to receive our grand prize of the evening--'a brand new washer and dryer' washcloth and towel! The evening was lighthearted and fun for the group.
This year we are hosting an Olympic themed volunteer luncheon: Each table at the luncheon will be decorated for a different country. Volunteers will be treated to a dessert from the country of the table they choose. Last year my theme was "An Important Piece.
These forms are available at each event and are filled out by someone who notices another's outstanding achievement. Submitted by Susan Smith Here's the game we played at our volunteer recognition luncheon this year to see who would get the centerpiece at each table.
The idea is that someone from each table is given a small item to hold before you start reading the story. When you say the word right, the item is passed from the person holding it to the right.
Whoever is holding it at the end of the story goes home with the centerpiece.
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