Forsyth County Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards

Serving additional people with fewer and fewer resources is something most nonprofits do every day. Without volunteers, many of these organizations would not be able to provide important services. Volunteers are some of our community’s best-performing assets, working every day to better fulfill the challenge of our missions. The greatest volunteers bring renewed energy, different and better ideas for getting the work done, and leverage new resources and contacts on behalf of the organizations they serve. While we may acknowledge these unique and talented individuals in our own way, recognizing the best of the best and sharing their stories on a bigger stage inspires others to serve and helps to recruit even more volunteers to the cause.

The Forsyth County Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards recognizes and honors volunteers who have made significant contributions to Forsyth County through volunteer service.  Created by the Office of the Governor in 1979 as a way to honor the true spirit of volunteerism, the Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards are held annually in each of the State’s 100 counties.  HandsOn NWNC is the coordinator of this award for Forsyth County.  Any person, group, or business from the public, non-profit or private sector serving Forsyth County may be nominated for the award. If you know of someone or a group of people who have given substantial amounts of their time and talent to help others in the community, nominate them for one of over 15 different award categories using the online nomination form.  Nominees can be nominated for more than one category and nominators are encouraged to check all categories that apply to their nominees. However, you can nominate only one individual and/or one corporate/business, group/team, or family.  The nomination deadline is Friday, February 9, 2024.  For more information about the 2023 Forsyth County Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards, click here.

2024 GVSA Nomination Form/Eligibility Guidelines and Tips For Writing An Effective Nomination

A breakfast honoring the nominees and winners of the Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards will be held on Tuesday, May 7th, 2024. Individual seat tickets and sponsorships are available. Donations are also welcome.  All sponsorships must be received by Monday, April 15 for publicity opportunities.

“Well done today! The breakfast was a delightful ceremony. .. I was inspired by so many stories of impact. I was surprised how many award winners I knew too. It was the best way to start the day. The HandsOn team did a terrific job!”

 2024 Forsyth County Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards Program
Read more about last year’s category winners!

The Forsyth County Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards are sponsored locally by HandsOn NWNC, United Way of Forsyth County, Salem College, and the Winston-Salem Journal on behalf of the NC Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service and the Office of Governor.

For questions regarding the Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards contact the Corporate Engagement and Development Manager.