Governor’s Volunteerism Awards
Nomination period for 2014 Governor's Volunteerism and Community Service Awardswill begin on Wednesday, January 8 and end by 5:30 pm on Wednesday, February 19!
These annual awards are presented on behalf of the Governor of Virginia in partnership with the Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Service (OVCS) at the Virginia Department of Social Services and the Governor’s Advisory Board on Service and Volunteerism. The awards recognize the significant contributions of Virginia citizens to the life and welfare of the Commonwealth and its people.
- 2014 Nomination Form and Frequently Asked Questions (Word document) The 2014 nomination period has not yet started.
- Guide to Writing Award Winning Nominations (PDF document-revised for 2014)
- Online Nomination Form - link will be available when nomination period opens
- Summary of Award Winners from 1996 - 2013 (PDF document)
Recipients of the Governor's Community Service and Volunteerism Awards exemplify the following characteristics:
- Engage in the creation, organization, and/or mobilization of volunteers, groups and resources that are involved in projects benefiting the greater community.
- Demonstrate sustained commitment to meeting community needs.
- Utilize unique and creative approaches to meeting needs.
- Develop and foster the virtues and skills of civic engagement and social responsibility.