2019 Outstanding Volunteer Awards Nomination Form

Loudoun County 2019 Outstanding Volunteer Awards

Nomination Form

We invite you to nominate outstanding individuals and teams in Loudoun County who have provided distinguished community service during 2018. This is your opportunity to show appreciation to those deserving of public recognition. Nominations should demonstrate the impact the volunteer(s) has had on the individuals served and/or the effectiveness/efficiency of the nonprofit organization itself.

NOMINATION PROCEDURE

Those eligible for nominations include individuals or teams whose volunteer services have benefited Loudoun County during 2018. You may submit a nomination for an individual person or a team of volunteers to be honored.

At the end of this nomination, you will be able to indicate if you would like to submit the individual nomination to be considered for our new Service of a Lifetime Award. You will have a chance to tell us how long the nominee has been volunteering in Loudoun County, the nonprofits he/she has served if more than one, and their overall impact on the community. (NOTE: Only Individual nominations will be considered for the Lifetime award at this time)

Nominations must include a completed application.

Nominations must include a profile picture of the individual or team at the time of submission. Additional documentation up to one page may also be uploaded at the time of submission but is not required.

Submission Deadline: All Materials Must be Received by COB Wednesday, February 28, 2019

AWARDS CEREMONY

The awards ceremony will be held at:

West Belmont Place at the National Conference Center
18980 Upper Belmont Pl, Leesburg, VA 20176

Friday, April 19, 2019, 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Although honoree(s) do not need to be present to win, we ask that a representative be present at the awards ceremony.

IMPORTANT NOTES

All information must be entered and nomination submitted in the current browser session, there is no “Save” option. Gather all supporting material prior to submission. Download a nomination template below to complete prior to submission then cut and paste your responses into the appropriate section on the nomination form below.

An individual or team may only be nominated for one applicable category. However, a team may be nominated for a team award while a member of that same team may be nominated for an individual award.

In order to award honorees, a category must receive at least two completed applications.

Loudoun Cares reserves the right to combine and remove categories as they see fit.

Individual honorees and their nominator will each receive complimentary tickets to the awards ceremony.

Team honorees will receive four complimentary tickets to the ceremony along with a ticket for the nominator.

Additional tickets can be purchased $30 per person from March 1 to April 12.

AWARD CATEGORIES & REQUIREMENTS

Adult Categories (19 to 65):
-Outstanding Adult Public Safety Volunteer
Nominees should be individuals, ages 19 to 65 as of December 31st, who have demonstrated outstanding service in the public safety field during 2018.

-Outstanding Adult Volunteer
Nominees should be individuals, ages 19 to 65 as of December 31st, whose individual efforts demonstrated outstanding service during 2018.

-Outstanding Adult Volunteer Team
Nominees should be a team, ages 19 to 65 as of December 31st, whose combined efforts demonstrated outstanding service during 2018.


Senior Categories (over 65):
-Outstanding Senior Public Safety Volunteer
Nominees should be individuals, ages over 65 as of December 31st, who have demonstrated outstanding service in the public safety field during 2018.

-Outstanding Senior Volunteer
Nominees should be individuals, ages over 65 as of December 31st, whose individual efforts demonstrated outstanding community service in 2018.

-Outstanding Senior Volunteer Team
Nominees should be a team of individuals, ages over 65 as of December 31st, whose combined team efforts demonstrated outstanding community service in 2018.


Youth Categories (18 & under):
-Outstanding Youth Public Safety Volunteer
Nominees should be individuals, through the ages of 18 as of December 31st, who have demonstrated outstanding service in the public safety field during 2018.

-Outstanding Youth Volunteer
Nominees should be individuals, through the ages of 18 as of December 31st, whose individual efforts demonstrated outstanding community service in 2018.

-Outstanding Youth Volunteer Team
Nominees should be a team of individuals, through the ages of 18, whose combined efforts demonstrated outstanding community service in 2018.


Specialty Categories (no age restriction):

-Outstanding Community or Civic Organization
Nominees should be a community or civic organization in Loudoun County which has demonstrated outstanding community service during 2018.

-Outstanding Corporate Volunteer Team
Nominees should be a corporate team based in Loudoun County (i.e. branch, office, etc.) which has demonstrated outstanding community service during 2018.

-Outstanding Volunteer Team
Nominees should be a team of a combination of ages who have demonstrated outstanding community service during 2018.

-Outstanding Volunteer Project
Nominees should be for a one-time event or project based in Loudoun County which has demonstrated outstanding community service during 2018.

-Outstanding Project Leader
Nominees should be an individual who significantly led an outstanding community service project from start to finish in 2018.

DEFINITION OF TERMS

  • Impact = the positive change in the people (i.e., in their situation, circumstances, attitudes, actions, etc) or organization (i.e., in the delivery of service, efficiency, effectiveness, cost savings, etc.) served as a result of the nominee’s time and talent.
  • Evidence = third party comments of impact (i.e., testimonials from participants, or other stakeholders), facts of before and after change amount (Ex: Increased number of meals served), observations of specific situations or dynamics that demonstrate change (Ex: Increased attendance due to volunteers involvement), or organizational measurements in place to determine change (Ex: 10% reduction in expenses due to new procedures).

All information must be entered and nomination submitted in the current browser session, there is no “Save” option. Gather all supporting material prior to submission. Download a nomination template below to complete prior to submission then cut and paste your responses into the appropriate section on the nomination form below.