Read in 1 min Leader Resources » Ministry Basics » Event Ideas » Volunteer Management » Retaining Print / Download Article Facebook Twitter Pinterest Email Valentine’s Day Volunteer Event: Touching Children’s Hearts Breakfast Published: January 13, 2023 Use this Valentine’s Day breakfast idea to say “Thanks!” to the volunteers in your children’s ministry. Valentine’s Day Volunteer Event: Touching Children’s Hearts Breakfast Our church hosted a Valentine’s Day breakfast to honor our volunteers in February with the theme “Touching Children’s Hearts.” We decorated the tables with red and pink tablecloths, lace doily place mats, red napkins, and red and pink crepe paper. We tied red, pink, and white balloons to the chairs and sprinkled red-hot heart candies all over the tables. Our centerpieces were red bags full of heart-shaped cakes, cookies, pretzels, and chocolates. We arranged these with red silk carnations and tied them with red, pink, and white bows. We created place cards with large felt hearts cut out and glued like pockets onto white and pink card stock. Then we wrote volunteers’ names on their cards below the phrase, “With Heart-Felt Thanks.” In the heart pockets, we placed small bath cubes and gourmet chocolate hearts. Our pastor helped us cook and serve breakfast burritos with all the fixings. We gave each volunteer a booklet full of information and inspiration, along with a mini clay pot sponged with Valentine colors and filled with Valentine candies. We also gave each volunteer a wooden heart pin or wooden heart magnet with our theme. Then we finished the morning by closing in prayer and letting our volunteers know that we love them. Angie Hamlin Lompoc, California For another way to thank your volunteers, check out Heartfelt Thanks and the corresponding notecards. These resources will warm your volunteers’ hearts and remind them that what they do matters. Looking for more Valentine’s Day ideas? Start here! And for even more ideas and daily posts of inspiration, follow us on Facebook! © 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!