Now Accepting Nominations for the 18th Annual Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards

17th Annual Distinguished Guests and Awardees (from left to right)- Donna Davis, Chair, Governor's Commission on Service and Volunteerism, Maria Cristina Fuentes, Director, Governor's Office of Youth, Faith and Family, Ken Briggs, United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona, Awarded Service Enterprise Champion, Bruce Binkley, Awarded Service to Others, Jack and Joan Butler, Awarded Lifetime Community Service, Garvey Blackwell, Awarded Inspired Youth Leadership, Rachel Cheeseman, United Way of Tucson and Southern Arizona, Awarded Service Enterprise Champion, Tracy Bame, Freeport-McMoran High-Grade Helpers, Stewardship Awardee

Overall Eligibility Criteria for Award: This award recognizes individuals and groups who have dedicated their hearts, hands, and minds to help strengthen communities and solve persistent problems within the state of Arizona. Hours served for academic credit should not be included. Please select the category that best applies to the nominee:

Lifetime Community Service – Individuals who have exemplified the ideals of service for 25 years or more.

Inspired Adult Leadership – Individuals 18 years of age or older at time of nomination.

Inspired Youth Leadership – Individuals 17 years of age or younger at time of nomination, or youth/school groups.

Service to Community – Business, Faith-Based, Nonprofit, Public Entities. Category also includes other groups that serve in the public interest, including service clubs, fraternal organizations, community groups or college/university-based organizations.

Service Enterprise Champion – A Points of Light Institute certified Service Enterprise that actively promotes the Arizona Service Enterprise Initiative.

National Service – A member of a national service program, including AmeriCorps and Senior Corps, that served during 2019

Special Note:  The Commission reserves the right to grant no award or more than one award in a category based on the number and quality of nominations received.

Deadline for submitting nominations is July 1