Greene County Seeking Nominations for the 2024 Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards

GREENE COUNTY SEEKING NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2024 GOVERNOR’S VOLUNTEER SERVICE AWARDS

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2024 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award for Greene County Volunteers. Special Volunteer Types: Individual (one person), Group/Team (two or more individuals who volunteered together as a team), National Service (volunteers with AmeriCorps, VISTA, or Senior Corps), Director of Volunteers-(a paid staff person who exceeds expectations of volunteer management). Areas of Volunteer Service: Veteran/Military, Youth Service, Seniors, Historically Underserved Populations, Disaster, Animals, Cultural, Environment, Health & Human Services, Lifetime Achievement, Other. The nomination form has more detail under each category.

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.

 

2024 Nomination Form Information:

Deadline to submit online, paper, or emailed forms-Friday, Feb. 9th, 2024

  • The 2024 Nomination Form can be found on the NC Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service website at www.volunteernc.org under the “Volunteer Awards” tab. Go to the section on this page under Nomination Forms where you can click on online, nomination form in PDF, or MS Word. These links are in blue.
  • The ONLINE FORM, which is on volunteernc.org, is simple and easy to use. Nominators can fill out the form online and then the Commission will send the forms to the Award Coordinator for their respective county.
  • For a paper copy of the nomination form, call or email the contact information below. Please note that Nomination Forms MUST BE TYPED. Handwritten forms will not be accepted. MS Word is the best format if you are typing and can be downloaded from the Web Site. If you use the ONLINE FORM, you will NOT Need to submit a paper application.
  • The application has information on eligibility, submission requirements, and award selection. Read these sections carefully. The application will need the contact information of the person being nominated in Section 3 under Nominee Information. Tips for Writing an Effective Award Nomination are found on the website along with the online form, and will be made available to individuals requesting a paper copy of the form.

 

For more information contact:

Sharon Harrison

Greene County Senior Center

104 Greenridge Road

Snow Hill, NC 28580 252-747-5436

Email: sharon.harrison@greenecountync.gov

Announcing the 2023 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award Recipients

 Outstanding Volunteers in Greene County to be Recognized

(Snow Hill, NC) – The North Carolina Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service has presented the 2023 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award to Samuel Tyler Carter and Salvador Abrego Tinoco from Greene County. The Governor’s Volunteer Service Award honors people who have shown concern and compassion for their neighbors by making a significant contribution to their community through volunteer service.  The award was created in the Office of the Governor in 1979 to honor outstanding volunteers throughout the State.  Recipients will be honored at the Greene County Commissioners Meeting on Monday, April 17th at 7pm.  Commissioner’s Meetings are held at the Greene County Communications Center, 312 SE Second Street, Snow Hill, NC.

 

Local award recipients and a description of their volunteer service  

Samuel Tyler Carter:  Samuel Tyler Carter was nominated in the areas of Individual, Disaster, & Lifetime Achievement.  Tyler was nominated by Derek Burress and Shawna McMillian-Jones, members of Fort Run Volunteer Fire & EMS for his outstanding work ethic, positive attitude toward fellow firefighters, years of service-(since 2008), and averaging over 250 hours per year of service to the citizens in his community.  Tyler currently serves as the Department’s Fire Captain and Emergency Medical Technician.

Salvador Abrego Tinoco:  Salvador Abrego Tinoco was nominated in the areas of Individual, Cultural, Environment, & Historically Underserved Populations.  Salvador was nominated by Town of Snow Hill Residents Carolyn Newcome and Laura Warren Exum for Beautification Projects where he donated time, talent, and resources in cleaning and landscaping the Park on 4th Street as well as other abandoned properties in the Town of Snow Hill.

 

 

Sharon T. Harrison, Greene County Award Coordinator       

Governor’s Volunteer Service Award Program

How do I nominate a volunteer?

2023 Nomination Form Information:
Deadline to submit online, paper, or emailed forms – TBA

-The 2023 Nomination Form can be found on the NC Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service website at www.volunteernc.org under the “Volunteer Awards” tab.

– The ONLINE FORM, which is on volunteernc.org, is simple and easy to use. Nominators can fill out the form online and then the Commission will send the forms to the Award Coordinator for their respective county.

– To request a paper copy of the nomination form, call or email the contact information below. Please note that Nomination Forms MUST BE TYPED. Handwritten forms will not be accepted. If you use the ONLINE FORM, you will NOT Need to submit a paper application.

– The application has information on eligibility, submission requirements, and award selection. Read these sections carefully. Tips for Writing an Effective Award Nomination are found on the website along with the online form, and will be made available to individuals requesting a paper copy of the form.

For more information contact: Sharon Harrison, Greene County Senior Center
104 Greenridge Road Snow Hill, NC 28580 252-747-5436
Email: sharon.harrison@greenecountync.gov

About the Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards:

Serving additional people with fewer and fewer resources is something most nonprofits do every day. Without volunteers, many of these organizations would not be able to provide important services. Volunteers are some of our community’s greatest assets, working every day to better fulfill the challenge of our missions. The greatest volunteers bring renewed energy, different and better ideas for getting the work done, and leverage new resources and contacts on behalf of the organizations they serve. While many organizations acknowledge these unique and talented individuals in their own way, recognizing the best of the best and sharing their stories on a bigger stage inspires others to service and helps to recruit even more volunteers to the cause.

What is the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award?

North Carolinians have always shown their concern and compassion for their neighbors by volunteering in local communities across the state. This proud tradition of volunteerism and community service was first recognized by the Office of the Governor in 1979 through the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award. This award honors the true spirit of volunteerism by recognizing individuals, groups, businesses and a paid director of volunteers that make a significant contribution to their community through volunteer service.

What is the Governor’s Medallion Award for Volunteer Service?

In 2006, the NC Commission implemented the Governor’s Medallion Award for Volunteer Service. This award recognizes the “top 20” volunteers in the state. Medallion recipients are nominated at the county level then evaluated by a panel of community service leaders from across the state. Medallion Award recipients are honored at an annual recognition ceremony, where they receive a medallion signifying their accomplishments and service to the community.

Who can be nominated for this award?

Any person, group, or business from the public, non-profit or private sector serving Greene County may be nominated for the award. If you know of someone or a group of people who have given substantial amounts of their time and talent to help others in the community, nominate them using the nomination form. Nominees can be nominated for more than one category and nominators are encouraged to check all categories that apply to their nominees. However, please nominate only one individual and/or one company/group/team/family.

Greene County

229 Kingold Blvd
Snow Hill, NC 28580

Phone: 252-747-3446

Hours of Operation

Monday – Friday
8am – 5pm

 

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