Appreciation poems for volunteers include "You Never Know" by Helen Marshall, "I'll Show You a Volunteer" by Foley and "Gifts of Time" by Susan Greig. Many anonymously sourced poems also exist. Some poems refer to volunteers working in a particular setting, such as Greig's poem dedicated to hospital volunteers.
Foley's poem consists of 10 couplets that each contain the second line "And I'll show you a volunteer." The first line of each couplet praises a different trait of a volunteer.
Acrostic volunteer appreciation poems consist of a line for each letter of the word volunteer or volunteers. Examples include the poem "Volunteer" by Jolita Dorsett, which begins "V is for the vigor that you bring," and the anonymously penned poem "Valuable Is the Work You Do."