Volunteer Recognition

The Governor's Awards for Outstanding Community Service

Governor's Service Awards Nomination Form - Use this form to make a nomination 

Governor's Service Awards Nomination Tips - Tips on writing a winning nomination

The Governor's Service Awards pay tribute to outstanding volunteers from across Vermont. These volunteers demonstate the power of giving and caring every day, making enormous impact in our communities. The awards honor individuals, groups, national service members and businesses that best exemplify the spirit of volunteerism and community service in Vermont. 

Awards are given out in the Fall each year. Nominations are accepted beginning in August and the deadline for nomination is in early September. Nomination materials and deadlines are availabe on this website beginning in August. Awards are available in the following categories:  K-12 Youth, K-12 Youth Volunteer Group, Adult, Lifetime Achievement Award, Family, Corporate, AmeriCorps State & National, AmeriCorps VISTA, Senior Companion, Foster Grandparents, RSVP, National Service Alumni, and Outstanding Contribution to Naitonal Service.

Awardees and their nominators are notified of such once the awards committee has made their decisions. An award ceremony is held in the fall at which all award reciepients are recognized.  The award ceremony is typically held at the same time as the National Service Launch.


Governor's Service Award Recipients

2015 Governor's Service Awards

Lifetime Acheivement Award

Eric Scott Haskin

Outstanding Service by an Adult

Diane Peel

Outstanding Service by a Family

David and Bonita Bedard and Family

Outstanding Service by a Corporation

Key Bank

Outstanding Service by a National Service Participant

Kate Cahalane - AmeriCorps VISTA
Barbara DeCarlo- Senior Companions
Macy Margolin- AmeriCorps State
Kathryn Phillips- RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program)

Outstanding Service by a K-12 Youth Volunteer

Matthew Allen
Rebeca Doucet
Alyssa Leonard
Shelby Loura
Merrick Marchesseault

Outstanding Service by a K-12 Youth Volunteer Group

The Forestry, Natural Resources, and Horticulture class at Stafford Technical Center

2014 Governor's Service Awards

Outstanding Service by an Adult

David Fenn
Cheryl McMahon

Outstanding Service by a Family

Jim and Jeannie Milne

Outstanding Service by a Volunteer Group

The Blue Star Mothers

Outstanding Service by a Corporation

Vermont Student Assistance Corporation

Outstanding Service by a National Service Participant

Anna Houston- AmeriCorps VISTA
Katherine Mansfield- AmeriCorps State
Grace Saunders- Foster Grandparents

Lieutenant Governor Phil Scott with Governor's Service Award recipients.