Appreciation is the best form of salary.

At ICA KiDs, we work with a number of volunteers week in and week out. How do we keep them happy?


We have this book called ‘Treat ’em Right’. Its a book of little qoutations that were designed and pegged from names of known treats and candies.


Every general meeting or training, we make little goodies attached with the appropriate tag lines. Its nothing compared to the effort and time they contribute and the passion and commitment that comes along with it but when we make them smile after reading the cute and funny tag lines, we kind of feel a pat on the back and the words ‘we did good, we made them smile and feel appreciated!’


There are many other ways we do appreciate our volunteers, too but this one is a champ in my books because it is such a simple but creative idea. It can be random, out-of-the-blue type but still gets to the heart…and palate 🙂

Matthew 20:1 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a landowner who went out early in the morning to hire workers for his vineyard.”