Governor Youngkin Opens Nominations for Virginia Governor’s Volunteer and Community Service Awards

RICHMOND, VA – Nominations are now being accepted for the 2022 Virginia Governor’s Volunteer and Community Service Awards. The nomination period began Monday, April 18, 2022 and ends at 5:00 p.m. EST Friday, June 17, 2022 Individual awards will be given in the Youth, Young Adult, Senior and Adult Volunteer categories. Group honors will be awarded in the categories of faith-based organizations, families volunteering together, community organizations, small businesses and corporations.

“It is an honor and a privilege to recognize the commitment of our statewide volunteers,” said Governor Glenn Youngkin. “Each year, we celebrate the service of these individuals, organizations and businesses as a way to not only thank them for their extraordinary efforts, but also to engage all of our incredible volunteers and inspire all Virginians to serve.”

“For more than 20 years, Virginia has annually recognized individuals, families and organizations who are dedicated to sharing their time and talents to make a difference in their communities,” said Kathy Spangler, executive director of the Virginia Service Commission. , a division of Virginia. Department of Social Services. The honorees are among more than two million Virginians who serve in our state each year and contribute more than 240 million volunteer hours annually. This equates to $5.5 billion in services to the Commonwealth.

This year’s winners will be honored in September. Follow this link to nominate a person or group or to receive more information. Nomination forms must be submitted online and require two letters of support. If you have additional questions about the Governor’s Service Awards, email your inquiries to [email protected] Information on last year’s winners can be found here.

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Jill E. Washington