PBS has created some images for you to use which can be downloaded here. Here are some ways you can utilize the graphics and certificates to recognize public media volunteers:
- Download the Thank You certificate, insert the volunteer's name, your station name andlogo and present it to them from all of us.
- Take a photo of the volunteer holding one of the images and post it on your station's website, Facebook or Twitter. Include #NationalVolunteerWeek when posting on social media.
- Post something on your station's social media channels with the image to thank your volunteers
- Share one of the images with your volunteers, encouraging them to share on their social media channels why they love to volunteer for your public media station.
- Create a place on your website for Share a Volunteer Story= Invite your volunteers to tell their story - what makes them continue to do what they do for the station, how long they've been volunteering and what matters the most to them about public media. Radio volunteers are also important to stations, so please include them in the celebration.
National Friends, APTS, CPB, PBS and Protect My Public Media will use social media to create a groundswell of attention for our army of volunteers and supporters. Let's ake this effort go viral so our country knows how important volunteers are to our stations and community.
Is there a public media celebrity at your station that would post on social media about how vital the role of volunteers is in public media? This is an excellent way to honor and to celebrate your volunteers, and an opportunity to talk about the many services that public media brings to the community, whether it be in education, news, music, the arts, public safety, children's programming or citizenship.
Please share your plans for National Volunteer Week for Public Media Volunteers. The more outreach you do around this effort the greater the impact will be on the system. Also, please submit your photos, articles, special volunteer tributes to the Chair of National Friends - firstname.lastname@example.org -- It will be great to see the faces and names of volunteers from public television and radio stations from across the country.
For more about public media volunteers, go to http://protectmypublicmedia.org/2016/04/14/celebrating-public-media-volunteers/
Dorothy Pacella, Chair
National Friends of Public Broadcasting