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Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards accepting nominations

December 21, 2017

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OLYMPIA Serve Washington is accepting nominations for the 14th annual Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards, which recognize individuals, volunteer groups and families for their volunteer efforts. The awards honor some of Washington’s most dedicated persons and groups for their commitment to volunteerism as the foundation for caring communities and a thriving Washington. 

A team of judges will review applications to select up to 14 individual awards, three national service awards and three group awards for these individual criteria: 

Individual awards

National service awards

AmeriCorps alumna/alumnus
Animal welfare
Arts and culture
Citizen Corps/CERT (community emergency response team) volunteer
Disaster preparedness and response
Health care
Human services
Public safety 
Social services
Teen (13–18 years of age)
Youth (up to age 12)

AmeriCorps member
VISTA volunteer
Senior Corps program participant

Group awards
Employer-based program
Service group
Volunteer family

Honorees will be recognized at the Volunteer Service Awards ceremony to be held Monday, April 9, 2018, at the Executive Mansion in Olympia. The Seattle Mariners will invite honorees to be recognized during a pre-game ceremony at Safeco Field in conjunction with the Seattle Mariners Salute to Volunteers Night the following week on Monday, April 16, 2018.

The deadline to submit nominations is 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 8, 2018. All nominations must be submitted via the online form at unless alternate format accommodations are requested. 

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Serve Washington advances national service, volunteerism and civic engagement to improve lives; expands opportunity to meet the local critical needs of residents of Washington; and strengthens community capacity while creating healthy and resilient communities. For more information, visit Serve Washington