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Sample Thank-You Notes to Volunteers

Updated on April 13, 2015
Thank-you notes show gratitude.
Thank-you notes show gratitude. | Source

Volunteers are often the most crucial part of social service agencies. They commit their time and energy to make a difference in the lives of others.

A thank-you note shows appreciation for their kindness. Often it is best to include a small gift, such as a coffee mug, plant, pen, or gift card with the thank-you letter.

If you are wondering what to write on a thank-you note, these sample letters might help you. Please do not copy these word for word. They can help you form your own personal letter.

It is best to write these letters in a card, or on stationery paper. It adds a personal touch. Yo do not need to follow business letter format.

Sample Thank-You Note to a PTA Volunteer

Dear Mrs. Garcia,

Thank-you very much for serving as our PTA president this year. We are so blessed to have you as part of the Oak Ridge family. You did an excellent job at raising funds, and we are grateful for the new computer equipment. I recently observed several students using the computers, and am so glad you were here to help bring them to our school. Also, thank-you for assisting with the fall carnival, book fair, and AR goal parties.

It was a privilege to have you serve our community. You truly made a difference in the lives of our staff and teachers. Thank-you for your time, energy, and generosity. We will miss you!


Polly. Principalliski

Sample Thank-You Letter to a Nonprofit Volunteer

Dear Mrs. Blewett,

You are an inspiration! Thank-you for volunteering 183 hours this year with Safe Harbor. You have touched the lives of so many of our residents.

We truly appreciate your dedication and effort. We are especially grateful for your organization of the kid's summer program. I know that it has not always been easy, but your charitable attitude is a positive influence on our youth. I know that your mentoring will help our students as they enter high school and consider college.

We are so blessed to have you part of the Safe Harbor Team. Thank-you!


Sara Socailworker

Thank-you notes show sincere appreciation.
Thank-you notes show sincere appreciation.

Sample Thank-You Letter to a Museum Volunteer

Dear Mrs. Haggard,

We are so blessed to have you as a volunteer at the Ranching Heritage Center! Thank-you for volunteering 47 hours in the past year. The museum is a better place because of your hard work and commitment. Your smiling face and positive energy helps encourage other volunteers.

Volunteers like you are the backbone of the museum. Thank-you, Mrs. Haggard, for your involvement in our community.


Museum Board of Directors

Sample Thank-You Note to an Animal Shelter Volunteer

Dear Jessica,

The Haven appreciates you! We are so blessed and grateful that you have been an active volunteer at the Haven Animal Shelter. You have spent many hours walking and playing with the dogs, helping new families, and keeping our program afloat. We are so grateful for your generosity and enthusiastic spirit.

We know that volunteering can be tough at the animal shelter, and we are so happy that you are willing to make that commitment. Thank-you for serving our organization.


The Haven Board of Directors

Sample Thank-You Note to a Hospital Volunteer

Dear Mrs. Baldridge,

Thank-you very much for volunteering this past year at UMC. Every hour that you have spent here has been a blessing to us.

Thank-you for serving in the pediatrics ward. I know your pet therapy program has brought many smiles to our patients "Snowy" and "Fluffy" are definitely a big hit whenever they come visit! We know that they definitely brighten the day of many, and help them to continue to make a successful recovery. Also, thank-you for helping with our silent auction fundraiser. We are grateful for your time, patience, and charity. We appreciate you!


The Board and Staff at UMC

These are just a few sample thank-you notes to volunteers. These letters can help provide you with ideas on how to write your own note. A thank-you note to a volunteers helps them know how valued they are. It is a token of appreciation.


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      Rakim Cheeks 

      4 years ago

      These are some amazing sample thank you letters. Great post


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