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    • September 30, 2020
    • 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM (EDT)
    • 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)


    • October 13, 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM (EDT)
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    Hello MASCAVA Members!

    Let's connect to check in with each other!!!  Please register to join us on October 13 at 11:30 to chat. Keep the meeting ID and passcode handy - you may need them to sign in.

    MASCAVA Admin is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: MASCAVA membership gathering

    Time: Oct 13, 2020 11:30 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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    • November 10, 2020
    • 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM (EST)
    • Gibbs Cancer Center, Community Room
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Past events

September 22, 2020 TRI-SCAVA Workshop: Leadership During a Crisis
September 08, 2020 USCAVA Meeting: Volunteer Program Compliance
August 24, 2020 (copy) CANCELLED TRI-SCAVA Workshop-Volunteer Leadership
August 12, 2020 Transforming Your Board into an Effective, Engaged, High-Performing One
July 29, 2020 Notice of SCAVA Annual Meeting
July 17, 2020 Engaging Youth and Virtual Volunteering
July 16, 2020 Building Partnerships with Youth Through Service-Learning and Leadership Development
July 15, 2020 Navigating the Needs to Ensure Success
July 14, 2020 Create-Your-Own Youth Service Institute
July 13, 2020 Initiating, Nurturing, and Evaluating Relationships with Community Partners
July 08, 2020 South Carolina Conference on Volunteerism & Service: Volunteer Management Masterclass
May 26, 2020 Legal Issues Every Manager of Volunteer Resources Should Have On Their Radar- Viral Edition (Webinar)
May 13, 2020 SCAVA Board Meeting
May 11, 2020 Empowering Inclusion! - Webinar
April 28, 2020 Propel Your Rural Organization from Surviving to Thriving - Webinar
April 10, 2020 REIMAGINE SCAVA - Board Structure
April 01, 2020 POSTPONED SC Conference on Volunteerism & Service - Registration
March 24, 2020 CANCELLED TRI-SCAVA Workshop-Volunteer Leadership
March 12, 2020 MASCAVA Meeting Invite
February 11, 2020 USCAVA Planning meeting
January 28, 2020 TRI-SCAVA 2020 Planning Meeting
January 08, 2020 Annual SCAVA Board Leadership Retreat
November 19, 2019 TRI-SCAVA Annual Luncheon
October 23, 2019 Global Pro Bono Week
October 23, 2019 Volunteer Managers Hybrid Conference
October 12, 2019 Rural Leaders Summit
September 24, 2019 Making Great Public Presentations-for staff and volunteers
August 08, 2019 Join us for a Networking Happy Hour for SCAVA members August 8th
July 25, 2019 SoLo SCAVA July 25 Meeting
July 11, 2019 USCAVA site visit Appalachian Council of Governments
July 09, 2019 MASCAVA July Meeting
June 13, 2019 USCAVA June Meeting: Grants Writing Workshop
May 28, 2019 Including and Accommodating Volunteers with Disabilities
May 10, 2019 2019 SCAVA Annual Meeting
May 09, 2019 USCAVA Site Visit at the Salvation Army KROC Center
April 25, 2019 APRIL Southern Lowcountry SCAVA Meeting
April 11, 2019 April USCAVA Meeting
March 26, 2019 TRI-SCAVA March Meeting-Need College Student Volunteers?
March 14, 2019 USCAVA March Site Tour
March 12, 2019 MASCAVA Meeting March 2019
February 21, 2019 LASCAVA Meeting - Feb 2019
February 21, 2019 SoLo-SCAVA Program Meeting
February 15, 2019 USCAVA 2019 Planning Meeting
January 22, 2019 TRI-SCAVA Planning Meeting
January 17, 2019 January 2019 LASCAVA Meeting
October 25, 2018 2018 SCAVA Conference
October 18, 2018 SOLOSCAVA October Meeting
September 25, 2018 TRISCAVA Fall Workshop
September 20, 2018 LASCAVA Fall Workshop

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