The Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service is accepting nominations for the Governor's Volunteer Service Awards. The awards recognize individual volunteers and businesses each year to highlight the importance of volunteerism and community service in the State of Illinois.
They are looking for youth, adult, senior, AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and business nominations.
Individual Awards will be presented to one Youth (18 and under), one Adult (19-54 years old) and one Retiree/Senior (55+ years old) in each of the Commission's five service regions across the state (Northeast, Northwest, East Central, West Central and Southern Illinois).
National Service Awards will be presented to one AmeriCorps and one Senior Corps Member in each of the five regions (Northeast, Northwest, East Central, West Central and Southern Illinois).
Business Volunteer Engagement Awards will be presented to one business in each of the five regions (Northeast, Northwest, East Central, West Central and Southern Illinois).
Within each category, applications will be given special priority based on the following areas, in alignment with priority areas as defined by the Corporation for National and Community Service: Economic Opportunity, Education, Environmental Conservation, Disaster Preparedness/Response, Health, and Veterans Affairs.
Every nominee will receive a letter and a certificate. Award winners will be honored at an event held at the Old State Capitol in Springfield on April 18, 2018.
Nominations are due to Serve Illinois by February 16, 2018.
To nominate a volunteer or business, please complete either the paper or online form:
Please direct any questions to 800-592-9896 or E-mail Serve Illinois.
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