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Nominations are now open for outstanding volunteers and national service members for the 2019 Champions of Service Award. Nominations may be submitted for any person, group, or business who has demonstrated compassion and dedication, leadership and initiative, or innovation and creativity in addressing community challenges and serving others. Volunteer Louisiana will recognize one Champion of Service from each of six geographic regions throughout the state as well as AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, and corporate volunteer champions. Please see below for nomination guidelines, a map of the regions, and the nomination form (available in both PDF and an online survey).
In addition to the Volunteer Louisiana awards, there are various types of national volunteer service awards available to recognize individuals and groups:
The Military Outstanding Volunteer Medal
SWLA-EMPIRE in Lake Charles, LA engages youth volunteers to serve in their community. Youth members have provided over 2,000 hours of volunteer service and were recognized at their annual Teen Summit in March 2018 where they received the Louisiana Volunteer Service Award.