The Governor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism is now accepting nominations for the 2014 Governor’s Service Awards. These awards recognize the significant contributions of Maryland citizens to the life and health of the State and its people. Nominations for the 2014 Governor’s Service Awards should represent outstanding volunteer service occurring in 2013, unless competing for a lifetime award. Service must be performed outside of the context of the nominee’s paid employment and those who have been awarded since 2009 are ineligible for consideration.
Categories for the Governor’s Service Awards are Youth, Individual, Lifetime Achievement, National Service, AmeriCorps Alum, Faith-Based, Group/Team, Nonprofit Volunteer Program, Corporate/Business, Community of Service, Service-Learning Leader, & Exemplary Service Learning.
Recipients of the Governor’s Service Awards must exemplify the following characteristics:
- Demonstrate sustained volunteer commitment to meeting Maryland’s most pressing human and/or environmental community needs;
- Engage in meaningful volunteer service that makes a measurable difference in the community;
- Represent extraordinary acts of generosity and kindness; and
- Through volunteerism, have an impact on the greater community.