Who are the helpers making a difference in your community?

Deadline for nominations is March 21
OLYMPIA - Serve Washington invites you to share volunteer stories about individuals, organizations and communities who met the challenge helping neighbors and building community.
Neighbors lending a hand, community activists, and volunteers make a difference in our communities every day. Especially in 2020. Help us honor those community helpers by telling us their story. 
We want Washingtonians to learn about:
• Neighbors helping neighbors
• AmeriCorps, Senior Corps or other national service members serving in Washington state
• You or someone you know that met the challenges in 2020
We will feature selected stories on our social media during the month of April 2021 to coincide with National Volunteer Week.
Stories can be told in writing, or you can submit your story in a 1 1/2-minute video or audio.  See details in the online submission form, https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/682bee87ac6e4ae689aeecdd3c7c0ffc, or visit the Serve Washington website: https://servewashington.wa.gov/utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery
Submission deadline is March 21.
Are you wondering if you should submit a story about the helpers in your community or wait for the Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards?
Due to the pandemic, Serve Washington is unable to hold the governor’s awards recognition ceremony in 2021. Meeting other award recipients is an important aspect of the recognition. While we can’t gather, we can still recognize the many ways Washingtonians made a difference and stepped up in 2020.
Throughout April 2021, we will feature volunteer stories submitted by Serve Washington Commissioners and community members to highlight the resilience and strength of Washingtonians. We tried to make the submission process as easy as possible with the understanding that many have reached capacity limits, but also have important volunteer stories to share.
Community helpers highlighted in April 2021 will be eligible to be nominated for a Governor’s Volunteer Service Award in 2022, when the nomination process opens for individual, group and business awards for volunteer service in years 2020 and 2021.
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Have more questions? Send us an email: servewa@ofm.wa.gov


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