I'm not sure if it was just me, but I absolutely loved making those Valentine's Day mailboxes in elementary. You know, when you'd take a shoebox and cover it in pink and red construction paper, cutout hearts, and an incredible amount of glitter?
Valentine's Day is fun for everyone when you're a kid, there's a party, those chalky heart candies; it doesn't get much better in kidom. But what about the teachers? Shouldn't they get their share of cheesy, heartwarming goodness?
This year, don't forget about your child's teacher on Valentine's Day, give them the gift of time with VolunteerSpot! This is a free and heartfelt way to give a meaningful gift that will make it easier on teachers all year round. Give teachers a break, literally, by officially giving a teacher the Valentine gift of time.
Here are some time-saving, thoughtful gift ideas:
- The most obvious: Schedule parent volunteers to work the Valentine's Day class party. Make sure to remind everyone what they're supposed to bring on the big day!
- Present the teacher with a bouquet of paper flowers, and on each petal write down the times and dates of when parents have signed up to work in the classroom
- Virtual Box of Chocolates: Fill up an empty box of chocolates with thank you notes from the kids, and volunteer days from the parents
- Schedule a Valentine's Day potluck dinner for the staff of the school, using VolunteerSpot you can make sure that everyone's there at the right time with the right dish!
- For the whole week after Valentine's Day, have parents sign up to come in and help out with all kinds of different classroom activities and recess duty.
There are so many other ways parents can give their time collectively to make a big impact on a favorite teacher. Using VolunteerSpot's simple scheduling tool makes it easy to get everyone coordinated. Dream big this Valentine's Day, and know that showing your love to a teacher or anyone doesn't ever require money.