DOVIA Awards

  • 14 Mar 2019
  • 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Shriner's Hospital for Children - Northern California, 2425 Stockton Boulevard, Sacramento, CA 95817


  • There is no charge for this event.

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DOVIA Awards

March 14, 2019

5:30pm Registration

6pm to 7pm Program

Free for all attendees!

Directors of Volunteers in Agencies (DOVIA) is proud to present three recognition awards: the Youth Volunteer of the Year, Individual Volunteer of the Year and Outstanding Achievement in Volunteer Engagement Award. 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 15, 2019.

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.  This youth must be a student.  The winner receives the $500 Margaret Einsphar Memorial Scholarship.

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 within the past year.  The winner receives a $100 honorarium gift to their organization.

Outstanding Achievement in Volunteer Engagement: (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 Outstanding Achievement in Volunteer Engagement award. Nominated service work must have been performed between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018.

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

Click here to submit a nomination.

Directors of Volunteers in Agencies, Sacramento Chapter

P.O. Box 162464, Sacramento, CA, 95816-2464

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