Read in 1 min Leader Resources » Volunteer Management » Retaining » Team Building Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email 10 Ideas for Team Bonding With Your Volunteers Published: September 22, 2023 10 Ideas for Team Bonding Use these 10 ideas to bond your volunteer team together and create lasting relationships. 1. Affirmations Regularly share great qualities you spot in each volunteer. Use the fruit of the Spirit or other biblical qualities as a starting point. Share the qualities during a meeting or write them down. 2. Coupon books Make a coupon book for each person on your team. Fill it with affirmations such as, “I wish you a great day!” Encourage team members to express caring by handing out coupons from time to time. 3. Prayer The leadership team that prays together stays together. Divide your volunteers into prayer teams and encourage them to meet each week to pray together. If they can’t, encourage them to briefly touch base with each other so they can pray effectively. 4. Role reversal Have a special day or time when you switch jobs and work in someone else’s office or at someone’s desk. You’ll understand other people’s work situations and struggles better. 5. Ministry project Find a ministry project for your leadership team that builds team qualities and spirit. Do this without public recognition so glory-hounding doesn’t get in the way. Make sure the project has nothing to do with your ministry area so all team members are working on the same level. 6. Meals Plan meals together at a variety of times to meet your volunteers’ needs and schedules. Have brown-bag meals, potlucks, holiday feasts, and ethnic meals (pray for missionaries in that country). 7. Encouragement cards Design a simple encouragement card for your volunteers to exchange. No one ever gets too much encouragement. 8. Secret pals Have volunteers each draw a name and then anonymously do things for their secret pal. Team members build accountability throughout this activity because they’re committed to other people. 9. Information book Compile a book of facts about your volunteers. Include information such as favorite desserts, important dates, family information, and so on. Make the book available to your volunteer team and the congregation. 10. Suggestion box Put a suggestion box outside your office, and encourage your volunteers to use it frequently. Looking for more leader resources? Check out these posts! © Group Publishing, Inc. All rights reserved. No unauthorized use or duplication permitted. Get our FREE enewsletter! Join thousands of other children’s ministry leaders, getting fresh, helpful ideas delivered weekly to your inbox. Sign Up Please enter valid email address Sign Up Recieve offers and promos from Group? Got it! Would you also like offers and promos from Group? Yes! No Thanks, you're all set!