Governor's Volunteer Awards
The annual Oregon Governor’s Volunteer Awards honors 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. Award winners are recognized at the annual Oregon Governor’s Volunteer Awards Luncheon.
In 2014, all nominations will be accepted only via the online form below, unless accommodations are requested. To request accommodations, contact Oregon Volunteers at 1-888-353-4483 or [email protected].
IMPORTANT NOTE: Carefully read the nomination instructions below before filling out the nomination form. It will prepare you for submitting the nomination. Nominations that are not completed correctly will not be considered. The nomination form must be completed and submitted in one session; it cannot be saved and finished later (although some computer's browsers may save the information).
We recommend people don’t wait to submit a nomination. That’s because if people submit a nomination early but make a mistake, Oregon Volunteers staff can still notify nominators so they can resubmit it before the deadline. If people wait until the last minute, Oregon Volunteers staff won’t have time to catch the errors and nominators won’t have time to submit a valid nomination by deadline.
Link to 2014 nomination instructions (document includes link to nomination form): CLICK HERE
2014 Award Categories
- Outstanding Youth Volunteer or Duo (age 18 or younger)
- Outstanding Adult Volunteer or Duo (age 19–54)
- Outstanding Elder Volunteer or Duo (age 55 or better)
- Outstanding Lifetime Achievement (one person or duo; at least 10 years of service in Oregon)
- Youth Volunteer Program
- Small Business Volunteer Program (99 or fewer Oregon-based employees)
- Large Business Volunteer Program (100+ Oregon-based employees)
- Not-for-Profit Volunteer Program
- Statewide Business Volunteer Program (any size - operating in 3 or more regions)
- Statewide Not-for-Profit Volunteer Program (operating in 3 or more regions)
Any individual, duo, organization, group, family, business, labor union, or faith-based organization actively engaged in voluntary service benefiting the community and/or state can be nominated. Organizations or groups must have been operational for at least two years to be eligible. Nominees must be Oregon residents who provide their service in Oregon. Only complete nominations will be considered.
No self-nominations will be accepted. Oregon Volunteers will search for all nominees in the National Sex Offender Public Registry, and positive matches will result in disqualification. In addition, volunteer service performed as part of an academic requirement and service through AmeriCorps is not eligible to win an award. Commission members and staff of Oregon Volunteers and their immediate family members are not eligible for an award.
Decisions of Oregon Volunteers are final. Past state-level award winners are ineligible for future awards in the same category in which they won their award. Past regional-level award winners are eligible after a two-year hiatus.
Previous Governor's Volunteer Awards
Note: No results are included for 2013 because the Governor's Volunteer Awards were moved from fall 2013 to spring 2014. In the future, the awards are expected to be held in the spring.