Nominations open for 2014 Governor's Volunteer Awards

by Jared Paben

Nominations open for 2014 Governor's Volunteer Awards

Do you know an outstanding volunteer - somebody who devotes incredible energy to making our world a better place? What about a well-run program that connects volunteers with the good causes that need them?

If so, you can help them get the recognition they deserve.

Oregon Volunteers is now accepting nominations for the annual Governor’s Volunteer Awards, which recognize individuals, duos and volunteer programs and groups for their volunteer efforts. The awards honor some of Oregon’s most dedicated individuals and organizations for their commitment to voluntary service benefiting the state and its people.

The awards are hosted by the Oregon Volunteers Commission for Voluntary Action and Service with presenting sponsor Wells Fargo.

For 2014, nominations will be accepted in the following categories:

Individual (or Duo) Awards:

  • Adult Volunteer (ages 19-54)
  • Elder Volunteer (age 55 or better)
  • Youth Volunteer (age 18 and younger)
  • Lifetime Achievement (at least 10 years of service in Oregon)

Group or Program Awards:

  • Youth Volunteer Program or Group
  • Small Business Volunteer Program (99 or fewer employees in Oregon)
  • Large Business Volunteer Program (100+ employees in Oregon)
  • Not-for-Profit Volunteer Program or Group
  • Statewide Business Volunteer Program (any size – active in 3 or more regions)
  • Statewide Not-for-Profit Volunteer Program (active in 3 or more regions)

The deadline to submit nominations is 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014. All nominations must be submitted via the online form, unless accommodations are requested.

Winners of the awards will be recognized at the annual Governor’s Volunteer Awards Luncheon, held Thursday, April 24, 2014, at the Salem Conference Center. A cash award of up to $500 will be given by Wells Fargo to a nonprofit of choice for each award recipient.

All nominees will receive a certificate signed by the governor.

For more information about submitting a nomination, visit the Governor’s Volunteer Awards page. Before submitting a nomination, carefully read the nomination instructions available here. It includes important information that will help you submit a winning nomination.

Posted on January 21, 2014 in Volunteering, Events.