Freebie: Volunteer Recognition Certificate

Celebrating and recognizing the work your volunteers do for your organization is a crucial part of building and maintaining your volunteer base.

In honor of National Volunteer Week, we've made this certificate of appreciation template you can add to your SAM site to celebrate your volunteers.

Volunteer engagement volunteer management free certificate of appreciation

Follow these steps to add this template to your site!

  1. Copy the code at the bottom of this post
  2. Open up your SAM site
  3. Navigate to Settings > Template Designer (must have the template module on your SAM plan)
  4. Click "+ Create New Template" under Volunteers
  5. Give your template a name, such as "Volunteer Appreciation Certificate"
  6. Once the template designer loads, on the right sidebar click Advanced Options > Edit HTML Manually
  7. Paste the code below in the HTML area and save
  8. Customize the text to suit your needs
  9. Enjoy the template! You can print it from an individual volunteer's record or en mass from a report about your volunteers.

Template HTML:

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<link href="" rel="stylesheet" />
<style type="text/css">body {
 font-family: 'Tangerine', cursive;
<div style="width:1200px; height:900px; padding:20px; text-align:center; border: 10px solid #787878">
<div style="width:1150px; height:850px; padding:20px; text-align:center; border: 5px solid #787878"><br />
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<img alt="Your Logo" src="" style="border-width: 0px; border-style: solid; width: 123px; height: 80px;" /><br />
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<span style="font-size:92px;"><span style="font-family: Tangerine; font-weight: bold;">Certificate of Appreciation</span></span><br />
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<span style="font-size:48px;"><span style="font-family: Tangerine;">Awarded to</span></span><br />
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<span style="font-family: Tangerine; font-size: 85px;">{<abbr class="myfld" id="fldid_400_400033" title="Field">Volunteer &raquo; First Name</abbr>} {<abbr class="myfld" id="fldid_400_400031" title="Field">Volunteer &raquo; Last Name</abbr>}</span><br />
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<span style="font-size:48px;"><span style="font-family: Tangerine;"><span style="text-align: center;">&nbsp;in grateful recognition of your valuable support of our agency&#39;s mission<br />
&nbsp;through your commitment to f</span>oster</span></span><span style="font-family: Tangerine; font-size: 35px;"><i><span style="font-size:48px;"><span style="font-family: Tangerine;"> care children and their families.</span></span><br />
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Awarded this {<abbr class="myfld" id="CONVERT(VARCHAR(12), GETDATE(), 107)" title="Field">Mon DD, YYYY</abbr>}<br />
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<span style="font-size:26px;"><span style="font-family: Tangerine;"><span style="font-size:28px;"><b>Director&#39;s Name</b></span><br />
Agency Name</span></span> </i></span></div>

Disclaimer: While we are happy to provide free templates, we cannot assist with troubleshooting of appearance or issues with the template due to differences in database structure. You may need to remove the fields and add your own.