National Service Awards

Your organization has a secret weapon! The individuals currently and formerly serving in National Service programs through AmeriCorps State, AmeriCorps VISTA, and Senior Corps are making a real impact. Whether it’s 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 2020 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
National Service Member Nominees
Program Directors or Site Supervisors (for the categories of AmeriCorps State, AmeriCorps VISTA, Foster Grandparent, Senior Companion, or and RSVP) can nominate members/volunteers who have served during the September 2018-September 2019 time period. Nominators can nominate ONE (1) nominee per category.  
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. There are no restrictions as to who may nominate an Alum!

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, 2020. Winners MUST be present on May 21st at the awards ceremony to win. 

Please carefully review the  Guidelines and Questions before completing the nomination form.