Nomination materials for the Iowa Volunteer Hall of Fame have been released by the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service. Nominations must be submitted online by January 8, 2010.
Being inducted into the Iowa Volunteer Hall of Fame is the most prestigious state-level honor volunteers can receive; the people selected are those who have forever changed their community, the state,the nation, or the world with their volunteer service and action.
"This is truly a once in a lifetime honor," said Adam Lounsbury, Executive Director of the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service. "We are pleased to offer this program to honor those Iowans that have made a huge impact in their communities, in turn making a better Iowa. We ask for the public's assistance in identifying those special volunteers."
Help recognize the unsung heroes in your own communities and organizations by nominating someone you believe has demonstrated exceptional commitment to volunteerism by helping their community and those in need. Nominations may be submitted in one of several categories: individual, organization/nonprofit, group, family, business/corporation, or labor union.
Details and nomination materials are available at www.volunteeriowa.org. A ceremony to honor inductees will be held in conjunction with Volunteer Awareness Day at the Capitol in February, and their names will be engraved on a special plaque on permanent display in the State Historical Museum.
Established in 1989 by the Governor's Office for Volunteerism, coordination of this program shifted to the Iowa Commission on Volunteer Service in 2002. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1.800.308.5987.
DOWNLOAD SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS. [PDF: 292k]
Please carefully review the instructions before filling out the online nomination form! Nomination information must be submitted by midnight on January 8, 2010 through the form available online. Incomplete or misdirected forms or materials received after the deadline will not be considered.