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Annual South Carolina Governor's Awards 2020

  • September 30, 2020
  • 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • South Carolina State Museum - 301 Gervais St, Columbia, SC 29201

Annual South Carolina Governor’s Volunteer Awards 2020

The South Carolina Association for Volunteer Administration (SCAVA) and the Governor’s Office are pleased to announce the 2020 Annual Governor’s Volunteer Awards, which will be held on September 30, 2020 from 10:30am-1:00pm.  

Everyone who volunteers in South Carolina is a hero and deserving of recognition.  For many of our dedicated volunteers, the simple act of being nominated for such a significant award is an honor in itself.  Please take the time today to make the difference in the life of a volunteer.  All nominees will receive a recognition letter on behalf of SCAVA and the Governor’s office.

Ten awards are awarded in the following categories:

·        Community Leader Volunteer

·        Direct Service Volunteer

·        Volunteer Group

·        Youth Individual Volunteer

·        Volunteer Family

·        Workplace Agency / Association

·        Legacy Volunteer

·        Volunteer Administrator of the year

·        AmeriCorps Member of the year is selected by the South Carolina Commission on National and Community Service and will be recognized at the Luncheon

·        COVID-19 Outstanding Leadership Volunteer is selected by the South Carolina Commission on National and Community Service and will be recognized at the Luncheon

Awards will be presented by SCAVA at the SC State Museum, located at 301 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC 29201.   An Awards Luncheon will follow.  Award recipients and nominators will be informed 3 weeks before the awards ceremony. 

Completed nomination forms must be submitted electronically to scavaawards@gmail.com, and received no later than Midnight, August 15, 2020. 

Annual South Carolina Governor’s Volunteer Awards

Please read and follow the eligibility criteria and nomination instructions carefully.  Incomplete or incorrectly completed forms will not be accepted. Please insure nomination form is complete so the nomination process is not delayed. This ensures fair treatment of all nominees and enables the selection committee to make a timely and fully-informed decision. 

Eligibility Criteria:

·         Only South Carolina residents performing volunteer services or activities in South Carolina are eligible.

·         Previous winners are not eligible for the same award two years consecutively.

·         Nominees must have been active within the past twelve months in the category of service for which they are nominated. 

·         Nominees for the Legacy Volunteer must have served a minimum of fifteen years of continual service with one agency, with no more than a one-year absence from volunteering during that period.

·         All nominees must have served without financial gain, except for nominees in the category of Workplace Agency.

·         The Selection Committee reserves the right to change a nominee’s category; you will be informed of any changes.

·         Self-nominations are accepted.


Nomination Instructions:

·         There is no limit to the number of individuals you nominate for each category; however, an individual may be nominated in only one category.

·         Applications must be typed using only the electronic nomination form.

·         The nomination may include only two (8 ½ x 11) pages of pertinent supplementary material such as news articles, brochures, or letters of recommendation. This must be in an electronic format and attached to the nomination e-mail.

·         Nominations become the property of SCAVA and will not be returned.

·         You will receive confirmation within a week of receiving your nomination.

Completed nomination forms must be submitted electronically and received no later than Midnight, August 15, 2020 to scavaawards@gmail.com.


The Selection Process:

Professional volunteer administrators representing various areas of volunteerism from across our state will take part in the selection process.  If a selection committee member works at the agency at which a nominee serves, he / she will be excluded from voting in that category.

Questions?  Contact Janice Lovinggood at 864-364-5703 or via e-mail jlovinggood@oconeesc.com .

Annual South Carolina Governor’s Volunteer Awards

NOMINEE CATEGORIES

Community Leader Volunteer
An individual who has provided broad and exceptional leadership to causes, programs and / or projects that address human needs.

Direct Service Volunteer
An individual who has excelled in providing direct one-on-one service to an individual, organization, or the community, demonstrating and performing with commitment and initiative.

Volunteer Group
A group that has been instrumental in designing or sponsoring a program or project to benefit an individual, organization, or the community, demonstrating and performing with commitment and initiative.

Youth Individual Volunteer
An individual, age 19 or younger, whom has excelled in service to an individual, organization, or the community, demonstrating and performing with commitment and initiative. The voluntary nature of the service is a critical factor.

Volunteer Family
A family who has provided broad and exceptional leadership to causes, programs and / or projects that address human needs.

Workplace Agency / Association
A corporation, business or trade association that has demonstrated commitment to the community by supporting volunteer activities.

Legacy Volunteer
An individual who has been involved as a volunteer with fifteen (15) years or longer of continual voluntary service and has excelled in service to an individual, organization or the community, demonstrating and performing with commitment and initiative.

   Volunteer Administrator of the Year

An individual who is involved in volunteer administration and demonstrates exemplary service to their community, the profession of volunteer administration, and their agency or organization.


Annual South Carolina Governor’s Volunteer Awards 

2020 Nomination Form

Answer all questions in the spaces provided, following the eligibility requirements.

NOMINEE                 

Being nominated for (place an x beside one):


__ Community Leader Volunteer

__ Direct Service Volunteer

__ Volunteer Group

__ Youth Individual Volunteer

__ Volunteer Family

__ Workplace Agency / Association

__ Legacy Volunteer

__ Volunteer Administrator


Name:

                               

Agency/Organization:

Street Address: 

                                                                

City:                         State:           ZIP:

Telephone:

E-mail Address:


NOMINATOR

Name:

                               

Agency/Organization:

Street Address: 

                                                                

City:                         State:           ZIP:

Telephone:

E-mail Address:

Electronic Signature:                    

Date of Submission: 

If your nominee is the award recipient, would you or someone from your organization like two to three minutes to provide a brief summary of your nomination before he / she is presented with the award certificate?

Answer all questions in the spaces provided, following the eligibility requirements.

Nominating Statement

1.      What was accomplished? (Program name, brief description of activities and their importance and impact)


2.      Who has benefited from the program or activity? (i.e. State, community, organization or individual)


3.      When did this service take place? (dates and length of service)


4.      Where did this service take place? (i.e. community, workplace, agency, or individual’s home)


5.      Why or how is this person/group outstanding? (i.e. resourcefulness, adverse conditions, initiative, originality, leadership)


Contact Us:

(864) 625-1222

info@scava.org

Mailing Address:

SCAVA c/o Together SC
P.O. Box 12903
Columbia, SC 29211

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