the links above for more information.
from the Governor
Earl Ray Tomblin and Volunteer West Virginia, the state’s
Commission for National and Community Service, in celebration
of volunteers across West Virginia, invite nominations for the
2015 Governor’s Service Awards. Every day extraordinary
individuals, organizations, families, and businesses effect real
change in their communities through volunteer service. They are
the catalysts that help people and groups move past their differences
to build shared understanding and solve common problems. Volunteers
give West Virginia hope for the future. As the Governor’s
advisory board on matters relating to service and volunteerism,
Volunteer West Virginia mobilizes resources, promotes an ethic
of service, and empowers communities to solve problems and improve
the quality of life for individuals and communities.
Please remember that the reviewers’ only knowledge about the
nominee’s volunteer efforts is through the material submitted with
the nomination. Your 500 word statement should address the following criteria
that will be used in reviewing and judging the nominations:
- Community needs - What community need did the nominee
address? How did the nominee recognize the need? What motivated the
nominee to become involved in the volunteer activities? Why did the
nominee believe this activity was important for the recipients, community,
- Achievement - What did the nominee do to meet
the community need through volunteer service? With the exception of
Lifetime Achievement, the nomination should be made for the actual
accomplishments achieved in the 2014-2015 calendar year. The statement
might answer such questions as: What significant event occurred for
which that the nominee was responsible? How many hours have been committed
to the activity and how many people served? Did the nominee raise
funds for a project and in what amount? Did the nominee recruit other
volunteers to help with the project? What long-term impact has the
volunteer activity had on the community?
- Ongoing Involvement - What is the nominee’s
ongoing involvement? Is the service
hands-on and ongoing or outstanding service for a short-term crisis?
What is the nominee’s ongoing involvement?
- Impact - What difference was made in the community
or the state because of what the nominee did? Nominees should have
directly improved the lives of West Virginians. Be specific.
- Innovation - How was the nominee innovative in
performing volunteer service, in such areas as building community
support, generating resources, recruiting volunteers, developing public/private
partnerships etc. How did the nominee overcome any unique
challenges to perform the service?
For more information on Governor's
Service Awards, contact Moya Doneghy
at (304) 558-0111.