Governor’s Volunteer Service Award

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Nominations are now being accepted for the 2021 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award.

The awards program, created by the Office of the Governor in 1979, recognizes North Carolina’s most dedicated volunteers. Through the years, the award has been bestowed on thousands of North Carolinians who have shown concern and compassion for their neighbors by volunteering in their local community.

Each county selects up to ten individuals, businesses, groups/teams and one paid Director of Volunteers to be recognized for their outstanding contributions to their communities. One of the nominees will be nominated for the Governor’s Medallion Award for Volunteer Service, which is awarded to the top 20 volunteers in the state. A local committee evaluates the nominations. 

Nomination forms can be completed online or in printed form. Online applications can be accessed at Volunteer Awards. The deadline to complete nominations is January 31, 2021. To receive a paper copy, please contact Cameron Lowe, County Extension Director at 252-232-2261 or Paper applications should be returned to 120 Community Way, Barco, NC 27917 by the January 31 deadline.