Volunteer Service Award

Governor Cooper with award recipients in 2017

Governor's Volunteer Service Award

This award honors the true spirit of volunteerism by recognizing individuals, groups and businesses that make a significant contribution to their community through volunteer service. Any person, group, or business from the public, non-profit and private sector may be nominated for an award to their local award coordinator. Award coordinators can submit up to 10 nominees per county. There are certain categories for the type of nominee (senior, youth, faith-based, family, group, business, etc.). There are also categories based upon the area of service (animal, disaster, mentor, NC Heritage, veteran or military families etc.). Upon nomination review by the Commission, recipients of the Governor's Volunteer Service Award are determined. These awards are given out in the counties.

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 20-25 volunteers in the state. Medallion recipients are nominated at the county level by the county award coordinator. Only one nomination per county. A statewide panel reviews and evaluates all the nominations for the Governor's Medallion Award for Volunteer Service and determines the award recipients.

Medallion Award recipients are honored at an annual recognition ceremony, where they receive a medallion signifying their accomplishments and service to the community.