Thank You to Our Volunteers!

By: Tina Shaffer

“Thanks” is a small word with a powerful meaning. Our heartfelt thanks go to all the DI volunteers (nearly 40,000 of you!) for your tireless support and countless hours of work to make Destination Imagination happen for teams around the world. From Team Managers to Officials, our organization is extraordinary in large part due to our incredible volunteer base.

Our volunteers are the glue that holds the program together. You all come to DI with talents and interests that add to the wonderful mix of our Challenges and opportunities, working at virtually every level to power DI:

International Challenge Masters
Affiliate and Regional Challenge Masters
Affiliate Directors, Regional Directors, Affiliate Growth Directors, Training and Marketing Directors
Affiliate Executive Boards, Advisory Boards, Student Boards
Affiliate webmasters
Tournament Officials
Tournament volunteers
Affiliate Trainers for teams, Team Managers, Instant Challenge Workshops and all skills workshops
Affiliate webinar and training developers
Tournament set-up and clean-up crews
Tournament sales personnel
Pin designers
Social media managers
Tournament entertainment
Global Finals sponsors and exhibitors
Team Managers              
Destination Imagination Board of Trustees

Our volunteers recruit teams and Team Managers, they organize DI events and trainings, they run Affiliates, and share their talents and interests through trainings and workshops for teams. They set up, run, help at, and clean up tournaments. Our volunteers keep the DI machine running smoothly.  That heart for our teams and for each other is something that makes DI unique. At its core, this volunteerism establishes communities within each Affiliate, and also makes us a remarkable global community.

While we say thank you at our Affiliate Tournaments and at Global Finals, you should know that each of your contributions is recognized and appreciated at every step along the way during the DI season and beyond. We are extremely grateful for all your support.

Thank you, thank you, thank you!