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Posted on: July 13, 2021

Accepting Nominations for Volunteer of the Year Awards

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GRANTS PASS – The City of Grants Pass is accepting nominations from the public for its annual Volunteer Group of the Year Award and individual Volunteer of the Year Award. The deadline to submit nominations is 3 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9. The awards will be presented at the Mayor’s Volunteer Dinner Thursday, Sept. 9.

The Volunteer Group of the Year Award recognizes a community group that has made a significant contribution to the overall health and livability of the City of Grants Pass. 

The winning group will be selected based on significant impacts made through enabling and empowering individuals to improve their knowledge and skills toward a greater quality of life; demonstrating exceptional commitment to volunteerism by helping with a special project or ongoing activities; demonstrating exemplary leadership, creativity, cooperation and hard work in their service to others; and/or demonstrating outstanding contribution to the community through their volunteer service. 

Nomination forms for Volunteer Group of the Year are available here.

The Volunteer of the Year Award is annually given to an individual for making a broad and substantial impact on the community. This award recognizes an individual’s leadership in promoting non-profit causes and organizations. The nominee’s activities need to have been centered in the Grants Pass area.

Recognition will be given for leadership and performance for work above and beyond his/her paid profession. The nominee should have participated in a broad scope of activities.

Applications will be evaluated based on demonstration of exceptional commitment to volunteerism by helping with a special project or ongoing activities; demonstrating exemplary leadership, creativity, cooperation and hard work in their service to others; and demonstrating outstanding contribution to the community through their volunteer service. Nomination forms for Volunteer of the Year are available here.

Return completed nomination forms to City Recorder Karen Frerk, 101 NW A St., Grants Pass, OR 97526 or email to: kfrerk@grantspassoregon.gov.  

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