This year, consider giving each of your volunteers
a G.I.F.T.-with no strings or cost attached.
Grace. In the New Testament, the same root word
is used for gift and grace. What better gift to give your
volunteers? When they stumble, give them the same grace you’d like
Intention. In his blog, publisher Michael Hyatt
says the best-kept secret for success is intentionality-paying
genuine attention to what’s happening and planning with the end in
mind. Give your volunteers the best planning you can.
Food. Jesus used shared meals as a time for
relationship. Whenever you gather with volunteers, offer them the
gift of food (and Starbucks, of course).
Time. Ben Franklin said time is the “stuff life
is made of.” Give your volunteers time to prepare, time to rest,
and time to give kids their undivided attention.