Seal of the Governor
For Immediate Release: October 23, 2018
Contacts: Office of the Governor: Ofirah Yheskel,

Governor Northam Seeks Nominations for Volunteerism and Community Service Awards

Deadline for nominations is December 15

RICHMOND—Governor Northam today announced that nominations are now being accepted for the 2019 Virginia Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards. The nomination period will end at 5:00 PM EST on Saturday, December 15, 2018.

“Each day, citizens across the Commonwealth volunteer their time and talent to make a positive difference in the lives of others,” said Governor Northam. “These awards provide an opportunity to honor the dedicated efforts of volunteers and recognize the spirit of service in our communities.”

Honors will be presented in nine individual and group categories including youth, senior, and adult volunteers, faith-based organizations, educational institutions, families that volunteer together, community organizations, small businesses, and corporations. This year’s winners will be honored in the spring during an awards ceremony in Richmond. 

Nomination forms must be submitted online and require two letters of support. For more information or to nominate a person or group, visit

Information on last year’s winners can be found here.

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