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50 Inexpensive Volunteer Affirmation Ideas From the Grocery Store

We’ve compiled 50 inexpensive volunteer affirmation ideas that you can find in your local grocery store. Simply attach a note and voilà! 

What’s something we all have to do at one time or another even though we’d rather not?

Grocery shopping.

What’s something we all should do at one time or another but we often forget?


Why not blend the two activities?

We sent our super-sleuth staff to a local grocery store to look for cheap (under $2) affirmation ideas. The next time you’re at the store, buy something for your volunteers. Then use a ribbon to attach a note to each item and let people know how wonderful you think they are.

50 Inexpensive Affirmation Ideas From the Grocery Store

Candy Ideas for Volunteer Affirmation

  1. Whoppers candies: Thanks for your whopper ideas!
  2. Baby Ruth candy bar: You’re a real slugger! Keep on batting for children.
  3. Mounds candy bar: You’re making a mound of difference!
  4. Snickers candy bar: You don’t hear any snickers from your class when you teach the Bible.
  5. 5th Avenue candy bar: Your teaching would stand out on Fifth Avenue! You’re great!
  6. BarNone candy bar: Bar none, you’re the best!
  7. 100 Grand candy bar: You’re worth even more to us.
  8. PayDay candy bar: What a payday you’ll have in heaven.
  9. Life Savers candies: You’re a real life saver.

Food Ideas for Volunteer Affirmation

  1. Quik drink mix: Thanks for being so QUIK to help out!
  2. Potato chips (variety pack): You’re a chip off the block; you’re so much like our Father!
  3. Salt: You make children thirst for God!
  4. Equal sweetener: When it comes to reaching kids, you have no equal.
  5. Sugar substitute: There’s no substitute for you!
  6. Slice soft drink: You’re an important slice of our pie; we wouldn’t be whole without you!
  7. Gatorade drink: You quench kids’ thirst for God!
  8. Kool-Aid packet: You’re a cool aid!
  9. Mountain Dew soft drink: You do so much for kids!
  10. 7UP soft drink: List 7 reasons you’re up about them or their ministry.
  11. Crush soft drink: In a crush, I can depend on you!
  12. Peanuts: We’re nuts about you! Thanks for bringing kids out of their shell.
  13. Seasoning packets: You add spice to our program!
  14. Bugles snacks: Thanks for proclaiming God’s Word!
  15. Teddy Grahams cookies: Thanks for being a big teddy bear!
  16. Animal crackers: This place would be a zoo without you.
  17. Trail mix packets: We’re nuts about you! Thanks for all you do.
  18. Cracker Jack popcorn: You’re the prize in our program!
  19. Pretzels: We’d be in knots without you.
  20. Party mix: Thanks for joining our party! You add a new flavor.
  21. Bottled water: You haven’t bottled up the living water.

Other Ideas for Volunteer Affirmation

  1. Zest soap: You add zest to our program!
  2. Candles: You share Jesus’ light with so many.
  3. Energizer battery: Thanks, you keep on going and going!
  4. Halls cough drops: You belong in God’s halls of fame!
  5. Small mirror: You’re a reflection of God’s love!
  6. Rubber bands: Thanks for being flexible!
  7. Heart-shaped soap: I appreciate your heart for children.
  8. Band-Aid adhesive strips: Thanks for coming to our aid!
  9. Cotton swabs: This is just the tip of our thanks!
  10. Lip balm: You’re the balm. Thanks for serving!
  11. Light bulbs: You’ve got great ideas!
  12. Glue or tape: Thanks for sticking with us!
  13. Recipe cards: You’ve got the ingredients of a great teacher.
  14. Flashlight: Jesus shines through you!
  15. Funnel: God’s love funnels through you to kids!
  16. Ball:  Kids in your class are having a ball! Keep up the good work!
  17. Ziploc bags: Teaching is your bag!
  18. Matches: Your creative teaching is red hot!
  19. Dog bones: No bones about it, you’re the best!
  20. Joy dishwashing liquid: You bring joy to kids!

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