Governor's Volunteer Awards winners draw press coverage

by Jared Paben

Governor's Volunteer Awards winners draw press coverage

Media outlets from across Oregon are reporting on the outstanding volunteers who won Governor’s Volunteer Awards this year.

We’ll be giving Governor’s Volunteer Awards to 22 volunteering individuals or duos and 10 volunteer programs in 2014. Of those 32 awards, eight will be state-level awards and 24 will be regional awards. Click here for a full list of our winners and nominees.

Here is some of the coverage we’ve seen so far (please email Jared Paben, communications and events specialist at Oregon Volunteers, at if you come across additional coverage):

State-level winners

Fred Smith - Lifetime Achievement
Volunteer for Court-Appointed Special Advocates (CASA), Special Olympics, Umpqua Gleaners, Douglas CARES, more.

Grant Crim - Youth Volunteer
Volunteer for American Cancer Society

Ronald Verini and Douglas Dean - Elder Volunteers
Volunteers for Veteran Advocates of Ore-Ida

  • The Argus Observer (Note: This article was written when Verini and Dean had won regional awards, but their award has since been replaced with a state-level award).

Josephine Community Libraries - Not-for-Profit Volunteer Program
Grants Pass
Josephine County Foundation - Youth Volunteer Program
Grants Pass

Regional winners

Raven “Bree” Miotke - Youth Volunteer
Salem, Region 2
Volunteer for Chain Reaction Club
Dallas Fire Extrication Team - Not-for-Profit Volunteer Program
Dallas, Region 2

Posted on April 14, 2014 in Volunteering.