The Barry County United Way’s Volunteer Awards recognize, honor and celebrate residents within Barry County who have given so generously of their time and talent for the benefit of the community. Any organization that utilizes volunteers in Barry County is eligible to submit nominations. This includes nonprofit agencies, service clubs and organizations, churches, and even businesses that are involved in employee volunteering. This year’s theme is “And the Award goes to…” which celebrates the great accomplishments that volunteers are doing right here in our community.
Winners will be announced at an evening reception event. Each award recipient will receive recognition at the event and each nominee will receive a certificate of appreciation. If you would like to nominate an individual or group, please contact Morgan Johnson at 269-945-4010. Nominations must be postmarked by Monday, March 23, 2015.
This event is an excellent opportunity to celebrate volunteers who work in a variety of areas. Nominations are being accepted for the following awards: Volunteer of the Year, Youth Volunteer of the Year, Outstanding Mentor Award, Continuing Service Award, Corporate Service Award, Community Health Award, and Group Volunteer Award.
National Volunteer Week, April 12-18, 2015, is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It’s about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, we have the fortitude to meet our challenges and accomplish our goals.
National Volunteer Week is about taking action and encouraging individuals and their respective communities to be at the center of social change – discovering and actively demonstrating their collective power to make a difference.
Join us as we celebrate the great work that volunteers have done in the Barry County community. This year, the Volunteer Awards will be held at the Walldorff Ballroom in Hastings on Thursday, April 16, 2015 from 6:00-7:00pm. Advanced registration is required by April 10, 2015. Please contact the Barry County United Way if you are interested in attending or if you have any further questions.