About the Volunteer Service Award

This award honors an individual or an organization whose efforts as a volunteer made a significant contribution to parks and recreation in the state of Oregon. Nominees may include individuals, businesses, nonprofit organizations, ad hoc groups or others whose time, expertise, and/or labor is donated and unpaid. Nominations may be made in recognition of the nominee’s cumulative service or for their efforts on a single project or activity that has created benefit for parks and recreation at the local, regional, or statewide level. Examples of significant volunteer contributions to parks and recreation in Oregon may include, but are not limited to, direct service to parks and recreation agencies or facilities; enhancement of a park and recreation facility or site; creation of a program or event that benefits parks and recreation; fund-raising for parks and recreation programs or facilities, or efforts to recruit other volunteers to engage in service to parks and recreation. Nominees are not required to be members of ORPA.

Nominations are due Wednesday, September 2, 2020, by 5:00 PM.

To nominate an individual or organization for the ORPA Volunteer Service Award, please answer the following questions and provide any required information as instructed. Contact the Awards Committee at director@orpa.org with any questions about the nomination process.

ORPA Awards will be presented at the 2020 ORPA Conference Awards Luncheon in Sunriver, Oregon on November 10th. Winners are strongly encouraged to be present to receive their award. If your nominee is selected to receive the award, you will be expected to provide a two- to three-minute video that highlights the winner's contributions. If production of a video is not possible, a 2-3 minute slide presentation with accompanying script may suffice. Videos are not required as part of the nomination process. The video or slide presentation for the winning recipient will be due on Friday, October 30, 2020. 

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