Send in Nominations NOW for Adult Awards 2015!
We want to share our appreciation for you – our volunteers. We couldn’t do this without you! Do you know a fellow volunteer who goes above and beyond to help serve our girls? Nominate them for an award NOW!
The Adult Awards 2015 ceremony is scheduled for Monday, April 20, at La Massaria at Bella Vista in Gilbertsville, PA. The deadline for nominations is February 2, 2015. It’s easy to submit one – scroll down to check out the submission forms.
Nominations and Endorsements
Who can nominate volunteers for outstanding accomplishments and service? Any adult can begin the nomination process by completing the appropriate forms. Each nomination is considered on its own merit and is not rated against other nominations. The best nominations and endorsements include as much supporting information as possible. Always include examples of times when the nominee showed significant strides toward excellence.
Need some inspiration? See the Volunteer Resource 2015 How to Write an Endorsement Letter, for more information on writing nominations and endorsements.
Nominations and endorsements are happily accepted by mail, email, or fax. Don’t forget the appropriate signatures! If you have questions or need a form mailed to you, please call your Membership Engagement Manager or Jessica Skone, Manager of Volunteer Intake.
Official Adult Awards
The Chart of Awards 2015 provides more information about the GSUSA and GSEP official adult awards and recognitions offered. Detailed descriptions of each award, along with nomination criteria, examples of potential award candidates, and the appropriate forms can be found within this volunteer resource.
Adult Award Nomination Form (Word)
Little Ways to Say “Thank You”
Informal recognitions on the troop/group and individual levels are great ways to say “thank you” to volunteers! These sincere expressions of appreciation can be powerful when given with a personal touch.
Examples of meaningful informal rewards include:
- A welcome or thank-you card or letter
- Skill-building learning opportunities (For example, how to use social media to network)
- A recommendation for a promotion
- Sending the volunteer’s supervisor or CEO a letter recognizing her/his contributions
- Complimenting a volunteer’s work to a supervisor or co-worker (in the volunteer’s presence)
- Showing interest in a volunteer’s personal life (such as asking about a volunteer’s grandchild or weekend plans)
- Grade level Volunteer Pins
If you have any questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact us at 610-933-7555.
You’re invited! Join us on Saturday, March 7 for a day of adult learning and development at GSEP’s Pot of Gold 2015. Whether you’re brand new to Girl Scouts or you’ve been a volunteer for a few years, we hope that you will take advantage of our terrific array of workshop opportunities!
In the meantime, we are looking for National Leadership Journey experts. If you’re an expert in implementing Journeys, we need you to host a workshop! Email Christie Bett at email@example.com. Also - if you have any ideas or topics you think would enhance your volunteer experience, please let us know!
Check back here for updates as the date approaches!
We can’t wait to see you at the next L.E.A.D. Meeting! All meetings will run from 7:00-9:00 p.m. Please register to attend through the Online Registration System.
Spring 2015 Schedule
Thursday, 3/19 – Lehigh Valley (location TBD)
Tuesday, 3/24 – Shelly Ridge Service Center
Thursday, 3/26 – Delaware County Service Center
This fall, Girl Scouts hosted its 53rd National Convention in beautiful Salt Lake City, Utah from October 16-19! This exciting event reunited alumnae and invigorated a global movement of girls, women, and men around the theme, “Discover, Connect, Take Action: Girls Change the World.”
A cadre of speakers and entertainers—news makers, leaders, policy makers, and celebrities from across the country and around the world—converged on Salt Lake City this October to celebrate and advocate on behalf of girls.
Thank you to all of our Service Unit Team Members who took the time to come out for one of our fall L.E.A.D. Meetings! We had more than 80 volunteers in attendance over the three November meetings.
We enjoyed spending time with our dedicated volunteers over three delicious dinners, and got great feedback about the volunteer-chosen content. Small group discussions surrounding adult recruitment and conflict management produced some valuable tools for our volunteers to use!
If you missed the fall meetings, check out the presentation here! And be sure to register in the New Year for the Spring L.E.A.D. Meetings coming in March!