More than 64.5 million Americans over the age of 16 volunteer each year. An average of 3.2 billion hours per year are given and more than $23.2 billion saved due to the time given. The top state for volunteers are found in Utah with more than 40% of its citizens volunteering. They are followed by Idaho, Iowa, and Minnesota. To show appreciation for the efforts of your volunteers, the following appreciation invitation wording ideas serve as perfect samples to the types of verbiage you can use for planning your event.
[organization name] cordially invites you and a guest to its annual volunteer Appreciation Dinner. [day of week], [date and time] in the evening. [location and address]. Enjoy food, fun, and fabulous prizes as we celebrate our volunteers.
[organization name] requests the pleasure of your company at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner. Cocktails at [time]. Dinner at [time]. [location and address].
At the holiday season, our thoughts turn gratefully to those who have made our progress possible. It is in this spirit that we ask you to join [organization name] at [time]. [location and address].
Be our guest at a delightful luncheon in honor of our volunteers and their dedication to the [cause]. [date, time, and RSVP].
Please join the [organization name] for an evening of dinner and dancing to celebrate the efforts of our volunteers through the year. [date, time, location].
The [organization name] Board of Directors invites its volunteers and their guests to join us in an evening of food, fun, and fellowship in recognition of their extraordinary volunteer efforts for our Chapter membership. Registration for this event is by invitation only. Please contact us if you volunteered during the [year] but have not received an invite. [location, program agenda]. Dress is business attire.
With sincere appreciation for your friendship and good will, we ask you to join us in celebration of our [year] volunteers. [location and address].
You and a guest are invited to the [organization name] Volunteer Appreciation Dinner held at [location and address] on [date and day of week] at [time] in the evening. The courtesy of returning your response card is requested by [date]. For more information contact [name and number].
Over a quarter of the volunteers in the United States are from the baby boomer generation. The top activities and organizations that experience the most volunteer activity are religious, educational, and youth based. Many volunteers spend their time fundraising, collection, preparing, or distributing food. The below infographic takes a look at the health benefits associated with volunteering and common statistics and facts about volunteering in the United States.