The Arizona Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism are currently accepting nominations for the eighth annual Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards. These awards are considered to be the highest volunteer honors in the state.
Since 2003, Gov. Napolitano has recognized the outstanding contributions of volunteers who have given through service to the people of Arizona.
Nominations will be accepted through Jan. 15, and will be considered for the following categories: youth, youth groups, adults, adult groups, service-learning practitioners, national service members, small businesses and large businesses, nonprofit organizations and a lifetime volunteer. Any individual or group that has demonstrated exemplary commitment to service in Arizona is eligible to be nominated.
Panels of statewide judges select the recipients based on the following criteria: need, action, innovation and impact.
Award applications are available online at http://gocyf.az.
gov/CYD/SP_GVSA.asp and can be submitted by mail, fax, e-mail, online, or in person: Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism, Attn: Awards Committee, 1700 W. Washington St., Suite 101, Phoenix, AZ 85007; (602) 542-3423 fax.
Ten recipients are honored each year.