Does your organization have a secret weapon? If you have individuals currently and/or formerly serving in National Service programs through AmeriCorps State, AmeriCorps VISTA, and Senior Corps, you know they are making a real impact! Whether its the AmeriCorps member tutoring elementary school students with their reading skills, the Senior Companion giving hope to other seniors experiencing tough times, or a Alum of National Service who is going above and beyond at your place of business -- there's no doubt you have seen firsthand what a difference these individuals can make.
Please take a moment to nominate an outstanding individual for the 2018 Virginia National Service Awards. One individual will be honored in each of the following categories:
- AmeriCorps State Member of the Year (Robert E. Wone Award)
- AmeriCorps VISTA Member of the Year
- Foster Grandparent of the Year
- Senior Companion of the Year
- Retired and Senior Volunteer of the Year
- National Service Alum of the Year
Current National Service Member Nominees
Nominating organizations (for the categories of AmeriCorps State, AmeriCorps VISTA, Foster Grandparent, Senior Companion, or and RSVP) MUST be sponsor organizations for the programs and not individual service sites. Please refer to the following listing: https://virginiaservice.virginia.gov/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/2018-Sponsor-Organizations-VA-State-Office-edits.pdf.
National Service Alum Nominees
Nominees for this award can have served as a National Service member anywhere in the U.S. and do not have to have served within the Commonwealth. The nominees, however, must currently reside in Virginia. Nominators may be any organization who has served as a previous sponsoring organization or represents the nominee's current employer.
These awards are presented by the Virginia Service Foundation and the Governor's Advisory Board on Service and Volunteerism. The winners will be recognized at a special awards luncheon at the Virginia Volunteerism and Service Conference in Richmond, May 21, 2018.
Please carefully review the Guidelines and Questions before completing the nomination form. Nominations must be received no later than 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday, February 16, 2018.