37th Annual Community Service Awards
Nominate an outstanding Volunteer in your community
March 12, 2013
The Volunteer Center, a service of United Way Monterey County, offers organizations the opportunity to honor volunteers who have made significant contributions through the 37th Annual Community Service Awards (CSA). The CSA recognizes volunteers who have made significant contributions to our community through service over the last year. Each nominee will be honored at our Community Service Awards reception on Tuesday, April 23, 2013 during National Volunteer Week.
A group or individual can be nominated for each category. An organization can place multiple nominations, however, only one nomination per category. This year’s categories include:
a. Education and Literacy (any volunteer who dedicated their time serving to help with education and literacy efforts)
b. Health and Human Services (any volunteer who dedicated their time working in the health and human services sector)
c. Culture and Arts (any volunteer who dedicated their time assisting culture and arts programs)
d. Environmental & animal advocacy (any volunteer who dedicated their time working to help improve environmental or animal advocacy efforts)
e. Youth Award (18 and younger)
f. Skills-based / pro-bono award (Pro-bono is a subset of Skills-based volunteering. Skills-based volunteerism utilizes the skills, experience, talents and education of volunteers and matches them with the strategic needs of nonprofits. By leveraging all types of knowledge and expertise, SBV helps build and sustain nonprofits’ capacity to achieve their missions successfully.)
Each nominee will be judged by a group of community members based on the following criteria.
a. NEED -- Nominee’s service contributes to a need in the community.
b. ACTION – Ways in which the nominee actively participated in service initiative, not a figurehead
c. INITIATIVE -- Nominee started new programs or initiated activities to address a need in the Agency or community.
d. ACHIEVEMENT -- Nominee accomplished or exceeded desired results.
e. IMPACT -- Activity or service produced positive changes or results.
f. TIME -- Amount of time the nominee devoted to service was significant.
Nominations may be submitted by a business, public agency, school, non-profit or faith-based organization. Only one nomination per category is allowed by a single organization. There is a nomination fee to help cover the recognition costs. The nomination fee provides each nominee with an invite to our CSA awards reception in April, a gift, framed picture / certificate of achievement and official recognition from local elective officials. The cost for each individual nomination is $30, a group nomination is $35 and a group nomination of 5 or more people is $40.
Deadline extended to March 12, 2013