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Volunteer Louisiana seeks to connect citizens of all skills, interests, and abilities to non-profit and governmental organizations seeking volunteers. Our online volunteer management system is a free service that facilitates connections between volunteer coordinators and volunteers. These connections are especially important following a disaster to create an orderly system of communications and management that minimizes self-deployment and interference with response and recovery efforts. We also provide free services to organizations and individuals to recognize outstanding volunteers through our two signature award programs, Louisiana Volunteer Service Awards and Champions of Service Awards.

Champions of Service Award


The annual Champions of Service Award recognizes outstanding volunteers that go above and beyond through a competitive award process. The recipients are selected from seven geographic regions across the state, along with an outstanding AmeriCorps member and volunteer group. The committee selecting recipients is composed of Volunteer Louisiana Commissioners appointed by Governor Jeff Landry and Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser. Winners are invited to accept their award at a ceremony and luncheon hosted by Lt. Governor Billy Nungesser in late-spring.



  • November – January: Nominations are open
  • February 7th: Nominations close
  • March: Recipients are selected and notified
  • April-May: Recipients are recognized

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Louisiana Volunteer Service Award

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The Louisiana Volunteer Service Award is a certificate signed by Lt. Governor’s Billy Nungesser recognizing individuals who demonstrate excellence through volunteerism. Anyone serving in Louisiana is eligible to receive this award. Many organizations use this award to recognize outstanding volunteers at recognition celebrations, non-profit events, or school ceremonies.

To request an award(s), please use the button below to submit the names that should be printed on the award(s) and supply a mailing address. Please attach an excel document for requesting a large number of awards. Organizations or individuals requesting awards, may also request lapel pins for volunteers who contribute 150+ hours of service in a calendar year.


Timeline: Continuous


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