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. These awards are presented at Time for Art: A Celebration of Volunteers.
Nominations for the 2022 Volunteer Award will open in January of 2022! Please check back then for more information.
All awards are judged based upon the outstanding contributions to a nonprofit organization. There are six award categories.
Civic Business Volunteer Award: Honors a philanthropic business that demonstrates sustainable and transformational volunteer efforts to create a culture of community engagement.
– Cedar Rapids Bank and Trust
– Coe College
– New York Life Insurance
Community Family Volunteer Award: Honors a community group or family who has made volunteerism a core value and contributes significant time to help community-based programs and organizations.
– Bridgette & Jovountae Robinson
– The DeWees Family
– Sally Clapp & Family
Emerging Volunteer Award: Honors an individual in high school, college, or young professionals under the age of 40 who have made significant volunteer contributions to improve the community.
– Emma Speer
– Haley Stutt
– Mikal Kidder
Lifetime of Service Volunteer Award: Honors and celebrates an individual who has shared their skills through volunteering and positively impacted the community throughout their lifetime.
– Arlan Braun
– Sister Susan O’Connor
– Alice Tritle
Hand Raisers Volunteer Award: Honors a volunteer who demonstrates a commitment to transform the community in one of United Way’s focus areas of Education, Financial Stability, or Health.
– Cynthia McCoy
– Everett Dean Bennett
– Judy Gard
Social Impact Volunteer Award: Honors an individual or group who, through innovative volunteer efforts, strive to address social equity and create sustainable community change.
– Juan Igancio Llanos
– Connie Miller
– Linda Merritt