Nominations are now being accepted for North Carolina’s 2021 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award. Volunteers in Dare County who have given a substantial amount of their time and talent to assist others in the community through outstanding volunteer service can be nominated for this award.
Any person, group or business from the public, nonprofit sector or private sector serving Dare County can be nominated. Nominations will be submitted to the county award coordinator, who will present the nominations to a committee that will perform a review of the nominees. This committee will then select the top 10 volunteers for Dare County.
Governor’s Volunteer Service Award nominations can be submitted for volunteers who have provided service in a variety of different areas, including:
- Veteran/Military: providing volunteer services to military families and/or veterans
- Serving Youth: demonstrating an outstanding commitment to mentoring or educating youth
- Disaster: providing volunteer service in disaster preparedness, response, recovery or mitigation
- Animals: demonstrating an outstanding commitment to volunteering with or for animals
- Environmental: providing an exceptional commitment to environmental stewardship
- Historically Marginalized Populations: providing a noteworthy dedication to assisting members of marginalized populations
- North Carolina Preservation: demonstrating a remarkable devotion to restoring or preserving the state’s history, culture or the arts
- Health and Human Services: showing a remarkable dedication to individuals or groups in need
- Lifetime Achievement: exhibiting a lifelong commitment of 20-plus years to volunteerism and community service
Nominators can also select one of several different categories for the type of volunteer being nominated, including family, youth, senior, Latino, faith-based entity, corporate/business, group/team, national service member, director of volunteers (paid staff) and perseverance in volunteerism (an individual or team who has overcome significant personal obstacles and/or a mental or physical disability).
Nominees can be nominated for more than one category, and nominators are encouraged to check all categories that apply to their nominees. However, only one individual and/or one company/group/team/family should be nominated. Self-nominations are not permitted, and previous award winners from the past 10 years are not eligible.
Award selections are based on the nominee’s volunteer efforts, as well as their accomplishments, commitment of time and their overall impact on the community as described on the nomination form.
Nominations can be submitted online at www.darenc.com/governorsaward. Tips for writing an effective award nomination are also available on this page.
Nominations are due by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021.
For more information about the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award, contact Shannon Glaser at 252.475.5753 or by email at email@example.com.