Volunteer West Virginia announced today due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2020 Governor’s Service Awards ceremony is canceled. Volunteer West Virginia decided this was the best option given the uncertainty of the COVID-19 virus.
Volunteer West Virginia is looking forward to celebrating the Governor’s Service Awards next year. As we learn to live with this pandemic, volunteer organizations are finding creative ways to be helpful to our most vulnerable populations without putting themselves or those they help at risk. You may become aware of new people and organizations to nominate next year based on their work during this time.
Volunteer West Virginia asks that any nonprofits, charitable organizations, schools, and government agencies who were planning to nominate an outstanding volunteer or volunteer group for an award this year will submit an award in 2021.
Any nominations received for 2020 will automatically be submitted for next year’s awards.
The Governor’s Service Awards, the state’s most prestigious volunteer award program, honors individuals and organizations who roll up their sleeves to solve community problems in an innovative way. The event is coordinated by Volunteer West Virginia, the State’s Commission for National and Community Service.