Fire and emergency service volunteers donate countless hours to serve and protect their communities. One's selfless contributions are critical to making their community a safer, stronger place. With this in mind, the National Volunteer Fire Council (NVFC) is pleased to partner with Cabot Creamery Co-operative to promote volunteerism and reward those who serve.
In conjunction with Points of Light, National Cooperative Bank, and Create the Good, Cabot created Reward Volunteers, a free, easy way to track the time one spends volunteering in their community and to earn rewards for their contributions. Since the program started in 2012, over 440,000 hours were logged by nearly 5,400 selfless volunteers, to the benefit of more than 4,000 organizations.
Providing incentives and rewards
Cabot awards amazing prizes every month from prize sponsors like King Arthur Flour, Kind Snacks, Ben & Jerry’s, Seventh Generation, as well as cash and prizes for the firehouse.
Department leaders may also want to utilize this program as a way to provide extra incentives and rewards for their volunteers. They should encourage everyone in their department to use the Reward Volunteers tool under the NVFC group.