Volunteerism and service improves lives in Ohio every minute of every day. The impact of everyday citizens who reach beyond themselves to help their neighbors and communities – transforming themselves and others – shape who we are as a state. We give, we learn, we serve, we grow.
ServeOhio is seeking nominations for outstanding people, groups, and initiatives who make great contributions to their local communities and the state through service and volunteerism. The ServeOhio Awards will recognize a volunteer, service group, corporate group, or volunteer initiative in each of the 5 regions of the state. Nominations will be accepted from the following geographic regions in Ohio:
For a breakdown of counties associated with each region, click here.
Nominators can choose to submit a nomination for an adult volunteer, youth volunteer, community volunteer group, corporate volunteer group, or national day of service project. Nominations for national service programs (AmeriCorps, Senior Corps) will not be accepted. Nominations will be grouped and reviewed based on the geographic region of the state where the volunteer served. One award will be given in each region of the state. Self-nominations will be accepted and nominators are encouraged to submit multiple nominations.
A cash award of $1,000 will be issued to support the organization which benefited from the winner’s service. The awards will be presented during National Volunteer Week, April 23-29, 2017 at the organization which benefited from the winner’s service. Winners must be present to accept their award. The nomination deadline is January 27, 2017.
ServeOhio staff and board members will review nominations. Reviewers will evaluate nominations based on the nominee’s accomplishments and measurable community impact. Nominators and winners will be notified by March 1, 2017.
Please refer questions regarding the ServeOhio Awards to Rebeccah Verhoff-Kiss, Outreach & Education Officer, firstname.lastname@example.org.
ServeOhio reserves the right to not grant awards in all regions if an insufficient number of entries are received and/or the applicants do not meet the established standards of the review committee.