DOVIA Awards

  • 12 Mar 2015
  • 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Shriner's Hospital for Children - 2425 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA


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Please join us for the Annual



to honor our community's exceptional Youth Volunteers and Volunteer Coordinators.

March 12th, 2015

from 5-6pm


Shriner's Hospitals for Children

2425 Stockton Blvd Sacramento, CA



Directors of Volunteers in Agencies (DOVIA) is proud to present two recognition awards: the Youth Volunteer of the Year and Volunteer Coordinator of the Year. Nominations for these awards are open to eligible individuals that have completed volunteer service or coordinated volunteer efforts in Sacramento over the past year.


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 February 21, 2015.

Award Categories

Youth Volunteer of the Year: This award goes to a youth volunteer under age 21 who has contributed a minimum 25 hours of service within the past year. The winner receives the $500 Margaret Einspahr Memorial Scholarship.

Volunteer Coordinator of the Year: (Paid/Unpaid Position) Coordinator or Director for charitable, private nonprofit or public organization demonstrating effective volunteer management. The winner receives a $100 honorarium gift to their organization in addition to a one year free DOVIA individual membership.


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 or El Dorado Counties. Current DOVIA board members are not eligible for Volunteer Coordinator of the Year award. Nominated service work must have been performed between January 2014 and January 2015.

REQUIRED: Please submit 1 picture of your nominee by the deadline of February 21, 2015 by email to:
OPTIONAL: (Strongly encouraged): Please submit a 30 second video explaining why your nominee deserves to be honored OR of your nominee in action to If texting the video is easier, please email to get phone number to send video to. Pictures and videos will be used during the awards ceremony on March 12th, 2015 from 5:00pm-6:00pm at Shriner's Hospitals for Children located at 2425 Stockton Boulevard in Sacramento.


Nomination form:


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

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