Eligibility 
1. Nominees must have been engaged in volunteer activities for a minimum of one year in North Carolina and benefited a community or communities in the state in a substantial, important or unique way. Volunteer service performed outside the state will not be considered.
2. Students receiving high school or college course credits for their volunteer activities are ineligible unless the nomination is based on volunteer service that extends beyond the course requirements, in which case it must be clearly indicated in the nomination statement.
3. National Service Volunteers must be nominated for service that goes above and beyond the requirements of their national service program. Volunteer hours logged in a national service program will not be considered.
4. Previous award recipients from the last ten years are ineligible.
5. Nominees are ineligible if they receive compensation for their service. 
6. Nomination cannot be based upon court-mandated community service.
7. Nomination cannot be based upon serving as a “loaned executive.”
8. Self-nominations are not allowable.
9. Family members may not nominate another family member for an award.
10.  Nominations for group and/or team volunteerism must be made by individuals outside of the group and/or team.
11. Director of Volunteers who are paid for their service must be nominated in the non-volunteer service category.   
12. All nomination submission requirements listed below must be met.

Important Submission Requirements

1. All nominations must be submitted on the 2023 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award nomination form.
2. Only fully completed nomination forms will be accepted. Sections 1-5 must be completed. Incomplete nominations will not be considered for the award. 
3. While we regret any inconvenience it may cause, all nominations must be typed.  Handwritten forms will not be accepted. Email volunteernc@nc.gov for this form in Word.
4. One additional reference is required for each nomination.
5. The nomination form must be signed and dated by the nominator. Forms without a signature will be considered incomplete and not considered for the award.
6. The nominator may not as the only reference.
7. Nomination attachments/supporting documentation (photographs, letters, etc.) will NOT be accepted.
8. County coordinators must submit their nomination packet to the Governor's Office by Wednesday, February 15, 2023, at 5:00 p.m. County coordinators will set a local deadline for accepting nominations to allow enough time for the local selection process and submission by the due date of 2/15/23. Please check with your County Award Coordinator to ensure that you meet the local submission deadline.
Award Selection    
  • Award selections are based on the nominee’s volunteer efforts and commitment of time, accomplishments, community impact, and enhancement of the lives of others, as described on the nomination form. 
  • Nominations are received and evaluated at the county level. The county may submit up to 10 nominations to the Commission for consideration for the Governor's Volunteer Service Award. One of the nominees may be recommended for the Medallion Award, the highest level of volunteer recognition in the state. Please note that if the Medallion nominee is a Group/Team, or more than one person, only one physical medallion will be awarded. Medallions cannot be awarded to each member of a Group/Team and extra medallions are not available for purchase.  
  • The county may also recommend one non-volunteer (paid) Director of Volunteers to be considered for a Medallion Award.   
  • The Commission will select award recipients based on merit and eligibility. Recipients are selected without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, national origin, or physical/mental disability.
  • Nominations for the Governor’s Medallion Award are reviewed and evaluated by a statewide review panel that determines the recipients of the award. 

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* 1. Nominee Information

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* 2. If the nominee is a youth or senior volunteer, please check the appropriate box below.

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* 3. Nominator Information

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* 4. Additional Reference

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* 5. Additional Reference (Optional)

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* 6. Special Volunteer Type (If applicable, if not move to Area of Volunteer Service)

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* 7. Area of Volunteer Service - Mark all boxes that apply

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* 8. Service Details (for past year only):

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* 9. Please explain the main reasons this nominee is being nominated. Describe the nominee’s outstanding commitment to volunteerism and to the agency or organization they served. Mention outstanding accomplishments and how the impact of their service has helped meet critical needs in their community. Describe the nominee’s special skills, qualities, and/or leadership.

Focus on service for the past year only – except for lifetime achievement nominees.

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* 10. Additional information about this nominee's service?

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* 11. For multi-member nominees, list additional individuals names.

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* 12. ATTESTATION*

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