Each year the United Way of Chatham County coordinates the Chatham County Outstanding Volunteer Awards to recognize those individuals who selflessly give their time, talent and expertise to benefit the residents of Chatham County. Everyday in Chatham County hundreds of volunteers donate their time and talent through nonprofit organizations, churches and schools.
“The amount of hours served by volunteers of United Way and its member agencies totaled an astonishing 85,908 last year,” said Alane Coore, United Way Volunteer Center Coordinator. “This results in over 1.9 million dollars saved in salaries. It is important to recognize volunteers for their efforts because they help nonprofit agencies to provide a level of service that they otherwise may not be able to provide.”
The United Way Volunteer Center is currently distributing the Outstanding Volunteer nomination forms to recognize Chatham County volunteers for their volunteer service. Individuals may be nominated for volunteer service in the following categories: Arts/Culture, Education/ Literacy, Environment, Health, Public Safety, Social Services and Special Events. Click here to download a nomination form.
Nomination forms must be returned to the United Way of Chatham County Volunteer Center by 5:00pm on Friday, December 1, 2017. Forms may be dropped off at the United Way office at 72 Hillsboro Street, Suite 202 in Pittsboro; mailed to PO Box 1066, Pittsboro, NC, 27312; emailed to email@example.com or faxed to (919) 542-0991.
Chatham County community members make up the local advisory committee that will review the nomination forms, select honorees and plan local recognition activities. All nominees selected by the advisory committee will be recognized at the 2018 Chatham County Outstanding Volunteer Awards reception. The event will be held on Sunday, May 6, 2018.
The local advisory committee will also select Chatham County nominees to be considered for recognition on the state level. The United Way of Chatham County Volunteer Center coordinates this effort with the NC Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service. Those selected will receive recognition from the Governor, in addition to being considered for the Governor’s Medallion Award. The Governor’s Office honors only twenty volunteers with the Medallion Award statewide and selects from nominees submitted by 100 counties. A minimum of one year of volunteer service is required to be eligible to receive the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award.
For more information about the Volunteer Recognition Program, please contact United Way Volunteer Center Coordinator Alane Coore by phone at: 542-1110 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.