Do you know a volunteer or a community-focused business that deserves some public recognition?
Gov. Pat Quinn and the Serve Illinois Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service are accepting nominations for the annual Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards. These awards honor those who provide selfless service to the state and highlight the importance of volunteerism and community service in the state of Illinois.
Businesses which support community service will also be recognized.
Individual awards will be presented to one youth (18 years and under), one adult (19-54 years old) and one retiree/senior (55 years and older) in each of the Commission’s five service regions across the state (Northeast, Northwest, East Central, West Central and Southern).
National Service Awards will be presented to one AmeriCorps and one Senior Corps member in each of the five regions. One award will be provided to a for-profit business in each of the five service regions. Within each category, applications will be given special priority based on six areas: economic opportunity, education, environmental conservation, disaster preparedness and response, health, and veterans affairs.
Nominations are due to Serve Illinois by Jan. 31. Visit Serve.Illinois.gov for the nomination forms and more information. Recipients will be selected and notified by April 1. Quinn and the Serve Illinois Commission will host a ceremony to honor recipients on April 28 at the Executive Mansion in Springfield.