We owe a huge debt of gratitude to our volunteers. They play an integral part in meeting and conquering some of the Association’s challenges.
Many of our 800+ volunteers go beyond the call of duty, freely contributing their time and energy to advance the Association’s goals. They advocate on behalf of the entire membership without any expectation of public recognition.
But we believe that recognizing our volunteers inspires us all. It’s one of the few ways our Association can highlight the immense value we place on their contributions.
Our National Recognition Program showcases the incredible contributions that our volunteers and branches make.
We recognize outstanding volunteers and branches at a special gala dinner at our Annual Meeting of Members. We publicly thank them, highlight their contributions and share their stories. Together, we celebrate their successes, build on the momentum and share best practices across the country as a motivational and engagement tool.
New for 2018 is the introduction of the Branch Excellence Award. This award recognizes a branch which has demonstrated overall excellence in a broad range of areas. It is awarded to a Branch for excellence in the delivery of programs and activities in support of three key categories:
- Membership recruitment and engagement
- Volunteer recruitment and support, and
- Advocacy initiatives that are aligned with the Associations’ mission.
Nominate a deserving volunteer and/or branch
Help us celebrate the success of our volunteers and branches by taking a moment to look around and discover all that our volunteers do for our Association, our members, our branches and our communities. Then nominate a deserving volunteer and/or branch in your area who has made a difference. Check here for more information about award categories and the nomination process.
Submissions for the 2018 Volunteer Recognition Awards are now closed and this year's amazing award recipients have been named. We'd like to thank everyone who took the time to nominate a special volunteer or branch. Check back early next year to submit a nomination for the 2019 awards.
Recognizing the great work that our volunteers do is vital to our success as a team!
Become a volunteer
We always need new volunteers. This renewal is important to help outgoing volunteers transfer their wealth of knowledge to a new generation of volunteers. Check our volunteer page for more information.