Accepting Nominations!

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The mission of the Governor's Volunteer Service Awards is to promote an ethic of service and volunteerism and to recognize volunteer efforts that strengthen communities and improve quality of life for Arizonans. 

Nominations will be accepted through August 31, 2017. A statewide panel of judges will recommend the award recipients and an announcement will be made in October. The Governor’s Commission on Service and Volunteerism will host a reception to honor the 16th Annual Award recipients in November 2017.

Nominations are being accepted for the following categories: 
Lifetime Community Service - Individuals who have exemplified the ideals of service over 25 years or more.

Service to Others - Individuals 18 years of age or older at time of nomination.

Inspired Youth Leadership - Youth (17 years and younger) and Youth Groups.

Service to Community - Business, Faith-Based, Nonprofit, Public Entities. Category also includes other groups that serve in the public interest, including service clubs, fraternal organizations, community groups, school/college/university-based organizations.

Service Enterprise Champion - A Points of Light Institute certified Service Enterprise that actively promotes the Arizona Service Enterprise Initiative.

Nomination Submission: The nomination must be fully completed through Survey Monkey by August 31, 2017 to be considered.

Nomination Guidelines:
  • Volunteers may be nominated by anyone or may nominate themselves.
  • Volunteer service must be performed in Arizona and may not include hours served as part of academic credit.
  • Nominee’s volunteer organization must serve the community at large (not limited to its own members).
  • In the event that a nominee is submitted multiple times, the review panel will consider only the first nomination form submitted.
  • The Commission on Service and Volunteerism reserves the right to award one or more recipients per category and reserves the right to withhold distribution of an award of a category if deemed appropriate.
  • Any youth, adult, group or business compensated by salary or any other means from the organization that benefit from their services is not eligible.