Volunteers being thanked
Let's make the Big Thank You even bigger this year!

#BigThankYou toolkit for clubs and groups

If you’re a member of a community sport, recreation or physical activity group that relies on volunteers, then here’s your chance to be part of the UK’s biggest thank you to the people who make them tick

On the weekend of 17-18 December 2016, we’re asking you to be part of #BigThankYou. There are no limits to how you can get involved, but here are some suggestions to get you started:

Create a #BigThankYou moment

We know clubs and groups are busy and many are already run by tireless volunteers. So a simple way to help retain your volunteers is a Big Thank You moment in an existing session.

Or if you’re feeling that your volunteers deserve their own event, then go for it! Host an event on the 17 or 18 December and ask your members and the wider community to drop by and say thanks.

Download a #BigThankYou certificate (PDF) to present to your volunteers. Remember to share it on social media so more people know how valuable your volunteers are.

Share a #BigThankYou on social media

We want the #BigThankYou to be even bigger in 2016 – let’s trend on Twitter again during BBC Sports Personality of the Year on the evening of 18 December!

The the red carpet will be abuzz with sports stars thanking the people who got them there and we want that feeling to spread out across the UK!

share on twitter  share on facebook

Plus, here’s some draft #BigThankYou tweets:

  • #BigThankYou to all our volunteers doing the little things, that make the big things possible.
  • Without our volunteers, sport in the UK couldn’t thrive – they all deserve a #BigThankYou
  • A heartfelt #BigThankYou to each and every volunteer at [insert club/group Twitter handle]. We couldn’t do it without you!

Tag @joininuk and @bbcgetinspired and we’ll share as many as we can on the weekend.

Use these resources

We’ve got a few bits and bobs below to help bring your thank you’s to life. Click on an image or the text below it to download them:

Big Thank You certificate

#BigThankYou certificate (A4 .PDF file)


#BigThankYou logo for screens (.PNG file)

Big Thank You screen logo

#BigThankYou logo for printing (larger .JPG file)

Big Thank You social media frame

#BigThankYou frame for overlaying on your social media images (.PNG file)

#BigThankYou press release for clubs image

Press release for clubs and groups hosting your own #BigThankYou event for their volunteers (Microsoft Word .DOCX file).


– And don’t forget to sign up to the Join In newsletter to be kept up to date on the #BigThankYou and all our campaigns.


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