Each year, the bipartisan Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service presents the Governor's Volunteer Service Awards. These awards recognize individual volunteers through a statewide award program to highlight the importance of volunteerism and community service in the State of Illinois.
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.
Anyone may submit a nomination.
A panel of judges from across the state, comprised of Governor-appointed Commissioners, will select the award recipients.
Nominations are due to the Serve Illinois Commission by 5:00pm CST on February 17, 2017.
For more information on the awards and past winners, click here