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Gov. Youngkin opens nomination period for Volunteerism & Community Service Awards

Governor Glenn Youngkin has announced the opening of the nomination period for the 2024 Virginia Governor’s Volunteerism & Community Service Awards.

Nominations will be accepted through Tuesday, June 25,  at 5 p.m.

This annual award program coordinated by Serve Virginia and the Virginia Service Foundation, recognizes Virginians who volunteer their time to make a difference in their communities.

The Governor’s Volunteerism & Community Service Awards recognize volunteers across a wide range of focus areas. Past honorees have positively impacted the lives of thousands, increasing access to medical care and healthy food, protecting Virginia’s natural resources, supporting youth and families, and inspiring students to become Virginians who give back, among other service areas.

The Awards honor individuals and groups in the following categories:

Individual, youth (aged 18 and under)

Individual, young adult (aged 19-30)

Individual, adult (aged 31-59)

Individual, senior (aged 60+)

Independent Group (family, friends, or other informal group)

Community organization (nonprofit or government)

Faith-based group (spiritual community)

Educational organization (K-12 school or higher education institution)

Small business (for-profit, 0-50 employees)

Corporation (for-profit, 51+ employees)

“Volunteering is beneficial to Virginians across the Commonwealth, providing individual and community health benefits as well as vital opportunities for connection,” said Kathy J. Spangler, director of Serve Virginia.“We are honored to spotlight Virginians who dedicate their time and talents to making a difference in the lives of others, as well as the organizations and businesses partnering to create meaningful service opportunities.”

Virginia Governor’s Volunteerism & Community Service Awards honorees will be recognized in a ceremony at the Executive Mansion in the Fall.

Get information about the Awards and nomination process, and the form to submit a nomination, at

“I am incredibly proud of this year’s Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Award winners,” said the governor. “Their dedication to serving our communities is truly inspiring. They embody the Spirit of Virginia and represent the best that Virginia has to offer; we are a better Commonwealth because of them.”

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