DOVIA Sacramento is proud to present

three recognition awards

Youth Volunteer of the Year

Individual Volunteer of the Year

Volunteer Manager of the Year

We are looking for individuals who volunteered or have engaged and managed volunteers to ensure vital and social services such as food, housing, transportation or mental health were provided. This may include all volunteering that enables an organization’s reach to extend across the wider community to support our most vulnerable populations. This could consider their contribution  to deliver vital services such as more digital and online volunteering or phone services taking the place of previously face-to-face services.  Deadline extended to Monday, April 25, 2022, 5 pm Pacific.

Award Categories

Youth Volunteer of the Year

This award goes to a youth volunteer under age 21 who has contributed a minimum of 25 hours of service between January 2021 and December 2021. The winner receives a $500 Margaret Einspahr Memorial Award.

Individual Volunteer of the Year

This award goes to a volunteer over the age of 21 who has contributed a minimum of 25 hours of service between January 2021 and December 2021. The winner receives a $100 award to their organization.

Volunteer Manager of the Year

This award goes to a volunteer manager (paid or unpaid). The winner receives a $100 award to their organization in addition to a one year complimentary DOVIA Sacramento organization  membership.

Eligibility

  • Agency where the individual volunteered or is a volunteer manager is a charitable, nonprofit or public organization between January 2021 and December 2021. 

  • All nominee volunteer organizations must provide service for the community at large. 

  • Groups providing members-only services are not eligible. 

  • Service organizations must endorse nominations. 

  • Volunteer service may have been performed on work release time, without pay or for student course credit. Out of pocket expense reimbursement is permissible. 

  • Volunteer service must have been performed in Sacramento, Yolo, Placer, El Dorado, Nevada, Yuba or Sutter Counties. 

  • Current DOVIA board members are not eligible for the Volunteer Manager of the Year award.

  • Nominated service work must have been performed between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021. 

  • Past winners of the three awards are not eligible to win. 

NOMINATION PROCESS

Step 1 (Required)

Complete one nomination form for each candidate and submit by Monday, April 25, 2022, 5 pm Pacific.

Click Here for Nomination Form

Step 2 (Optional)

If available, submit a 30 second video explaining why your nominee(s) deserves to be honored OR of your nominee(s) in action. Pictures and videos will be used for promotional purposes including but not limited to the awards ceremony in May, on our website, and on our social media accounts.  You can upload the file at the bottom of the nomination form or send in an email to awards@doviasacramento.org. If texting the video is easier, please email awards@doviasacramento.org to get a phone number to send the video to.

JUDGES

A panel of community leaders, independent of DOVIA board of directors and members, reviews each nomination and chooses a winner in each category. Nominees will be contacted by DOVIA shortly after the nomination due date of Monday, April 25, 2022, 5 pm Pacific.

Awards ceremony

DOVIA will introduce and honor all nominees and announce the winners with an awards ceremony on May 18, 2022 from 4-6 pm at The Grand Hall at the Clunie Center, 601 Alhambra Boulevard, Sacramento 95816. We encourage all nominees and nominators to attend on this special day. DOVIA Sacramento will monitor the COVID-19 pandemic situation and will adjust the ceremony to be virtual or in-person as needed. 

Click Here to Register for the Awards Ceremony

For more information:

Email:                 awards@doviasacramento.org

Phone:               (916) 542-0835

DOVIA (Directors of Volunteers in Agencies) Sacramento provides a forum for exchange of information on relevant issues for  professional volunteer managers and leaders of volunteers. Through collaborative efforts,  DOVIA Sacramento is committed to promoting services and emphasizing professional growth and development of the volunteer administration profession. 


Directors of Volunteers in Agencies
P.O. Box 162464
Sacramento, CA 95816

Phone:     916.542.0835

Email:       info@doviasacramento.org



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