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Nov 20

Governor’s Volunteerism Nominations Due Soon

Posted on November 20, 2017 at 9:40 AM by Communications Department

Deadline for nominations is December 22

Governor McAuliffe recently announced that nominations are being accepted for the 2018 Virginia Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards. The nomination period ends at 5:00 p.m. on December 22. The awards recognize the outstanding efforts of Virginia’s volunteers.volunteer

Virginians, on average, contributed nearly 275 million volunteer hours annually, equaling $6 billion of service to the Commonwealth.

Honors are being presented in individual and group categories including youth, senior and adult volunteers, faith-based organizations, families that volunteer together, community organizations, small businesses and corporations. Nominations are open to small businesses, corporations, community groups, individuals, and families that exemplify extraordinary volunteerism and community service. Nomination forms must be submitted online and require two letters of support.

This year’s winners are being honored in the spring during an awards ceremony in Richmond. For more information or to nominate a person or group, visit Questions regarding the Governor’s Volunteerism Awards can also be directed to