Recognizing our community’s volunteers
Volunteers are an important foundation of many nonprofit agencies and bring many skills and resources. United Way provides local organizations an opportunity to recognize their volunteers through our annual Volunteer Awards. We accept nominations annually beginning in November.
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All awards are judged based upon the outstanding contributions to a nonprofit organization.
Emerging Volunteer Award: Honors individuals in high school, college, or young professionals under the age of 40 who have made significant volunteer contributions to improve the community.
Lifetime of Volunteer Service Award: Recognizes and celebrates an individual who has shared their skills through volunteering and positively impacted the community throughout their lifetime.
Community Family Volunteer Award: Honors a “family,” however you define it, that has made volunteerism a core value and contributes significant time to help community-based organizations.
Civic Business Volunteer Award: Honors a community-minded business that demonstrates sustainable and transformational volunteer efforts to create a culture of community engagement.
Visionary Partnership Volunteerism Award: Honors a bold and innovative individual or group who—through collaborative volunteer efforts—is a visionary in creating solutions to meet the needs of the community.
Hand Raisers Volunteer Award: Honors a volunteer who shows commitment to helping impact a program in one of United Way’s focus areas of Education, Financial Stability, or Health.
Nominations for 2019 will be announced in winter of 2018. After the community submits nominations, United Way’s William B. Quarton Society and Young Leaders Society choose three finalists in each category. The community then votes for the winning volunteers. Winners in each category receive $500 to donate to a nonprofit of their choice. We announce winners at our annual recognition event in April.