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 July 1, 2019.  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 18th Annual Award recipients in November 2019.

Overall Eligibility Criteria for Award: This award recognizes individuals and groups who have dedicated their hearts, hands, and minds to help strengthen communities and solve persistent problems within the state of Arizona.  Hours served for academic credit should not be included.  Please select the category that best applies to the nominee:

Lifetime Community Service – Individuals who have exemplified the ideals of service for 25 years or more.

Inspired  Adult Leadership – Individuals 18 years of age or older at time of nomination.

Inspired Youth Leadership – Individuals 17 years of age or younger at time of nomination, or youth/school 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 or college/university-based organizations.

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

National Service – A member of a national service program, including AmeriCorps and Senior Corps, that served during 2019
Special Note:  The Commission reserves the right to grant no award or more than one award in a category based on the number and quality of nominations received.