Do you know someone who is always putting others first? How about an organization or business that never hesitates to help out whenever there's a problem in the community? There are volunteers all over Virginia making a difference in our neighborhoods and schools -- tutoring students, conducting food drives, assisting seniors, cleaning up our parks, and much more! The Governor's Volunteerism and Community Service Awards are presented in each of the categories listed below.
“Each year, we have the privilege of recognizing the individuals, families, and organizations that truly embody the spirit of our Commonwealth through their service and selfless work,” said Governor Northam. “The COVID-19 pandemic has presented tremendous challenges and millions of Virginians have responded by giving their time and talents to help meet the needs of their communities. These annual awards are an opportunity to show appreciation for our volunteers and highlight their tremendous contributions.”
The 10 outstanding award winners represent the millions of generous Virginians who offer their time and talents to others each year.
- Senior Volunteer
- Adult Volunteer
- Young Adult Volunteer
- Youth Volunteer
- Family Volunteer
- Small Business
- Faith-Based Organization
- Educational Organization
- Community Organization
Winners will be honored in May. The Governor's Advisory Board on Service and Volunteerism, the Virginia Service Foundation, and the Virginia Office on Volunteerism and Community Services are honored to assist the Governor in selecting and recognizing these volunteers. The deadline for nominations is Friday, April 23, 2021.
Governor McAuliffe's February 18, 2021 Press Release
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