Recognize the contribution HOA committee volunteers make in every way you can.

This goes beyond saying “Thanks again everybody!” at your meetings.

Does your community publish a newsletter? Ask to add a little blurb about someone who went above and beyond. See if you can have it added to the website, too.

Most volunteers will appreciate being recognized for their efforts – both in person and publicly.

There’s a reason why it keeps people around longer, and it’s not all that complicated.

Doing your best to acknowledge a volunteer’s efforts can easily turn “I put some streamers up at our block party” into “hey, wait a minute – I don’t have much free time, but I’m still making a difference!”.

Emotionally rewarding experiences will keep your HOA committee volunteers coming back.

It will encourage them to participate a little bit more the next time around, and a public display of gratitude will also inspire new members to join you.

Here are a few more ways to include HOA committee volunteers in meaningful ways and thank them for their time.

Annual Awards
For example “Volunteer of the Year”, “Most Creative”, “Most Enthusiastic”, etc.

Little Gifts
This doesn’t have to be anything extravaggant – it’s truly the thought that counts here.

Thank You Cards
Do it the old fashioned way. Write it by hand, sign, seal, and drop it in the snail mailbox.

Feed Them!
Bring snacks to your next meeting, order a few pizzas, you get the idea. Seems simple, but it makes a difference!




Jen Sonshine is a communications strategist in Charlotte, NC. More.

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