While we do our very best to plan ahead, our lives tend to be very busy.  And, there are times when we may realize, “Yikes! I need something for tomorrow for a volunteer!”  It may be a birthday or a volunteer of the month award.  Or, it may be just an overwhelming sense of wanting to do something today to let a volunteer know how awesome they are.

What do you do when you don’t have time to order a gift or prepare a presentation? Here are ten things that are so simple you could even pick them up on the way!

Ten Last Minute But Still Awesome Volunteer Thank You Ideas

  1. Starbucks Gift Cards “We love you a Latte.”
  2. Potted Plant “Thanks for helping us grow.”
  3. Krispy Kreme Donuts (especially when the “Hot” sign is on) No note needed.
  4. PayDay Candy Bars (or small bag of assorted gum or candy) “We think you are the sweetest.”
  5. Yogurt Shop Gift Card “You can’t be topped.”
  6. Ben & Jerry’s Volun-tiramisu Ice Cream (available only at Target) “You melt our heart.”
  7. iTunes Gift Card “You rock our world.”
  8. Digital Redbox Cards “You’re the star of our class.”
  9. Balloons “You give us such a lift.”
  10. Magazine (subscribe in their name) “You give us your time, take a minute for you.”