39th Annual Community Service Awards

Nominate an outstanding Volunteer in your community


 2014 Nominees


The Volunteer Center, a service of United Way Monterey County, offers organizations the opportunity to honor volunteers who have made significant contributions through the 38th 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 Thursday, April 23, 2015.

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 (volunteer(s) who dedicated their time serving to help with education and literacy efforts)

b.      Health and Human Services (volunteer(s) who dedicated their time working in the health and human services sector)

c.       Culture and Arts (volunteer(s) who dedicated their time assisting culture and arts programs)

d.      Environmental & animal advocacy (volunteer(s) who dedicated their time working to help improve environmental or animal advocacy efforts)

e.      Youth Award (18 and younger)

f.        Skills-based / Pro-bono Volunteerism ( Skills-based volunteerism (SBV) is service by individuals or groups that capitalize on personal talents or core business skills, experience or education. Pro-bono Volunteerism is a subset of SBV in which individuals or businesses provide professional services at no cost to the organization they are serving.)

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.      ACTIONWays 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  TBD

** Please note that you will have to upload a photo of the nominee in order to complete the application.

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