Volunteer Service Award
Classifications: Youth (18 or younger), Adult (19-59), Senior (60+), Veteran (any age), Volunteer Support (any age)
Recognizes individuals who have met a community need in an innovative and/or effective manner. Nominees may have made an impact through changed lives and/or community conditions as a result of service efforts. Nominees should demonstrate an ethic of service, compassion, and/or nature to inspire others to serve.
Business Service Award
Recognizes businesses that have made an impact through innovation, volunteer hours, number of volunteers, monetary support, etc. It may recognize ongoing community involvement and/ or the historical record of supporting volunteerism through policies and practices.
Group Service Award
Classifications: Nonprofit, Faith-based, General, Youth, Civic Association
Recognizes nonprofits, faith-based, and/or general groups that demonstrate significant volunteer outreach and efforts to positively impact their community. It may recognize successful collaborations and/or management of an exceptional volunteer program.
National Service Award
Classifications: Individual, Program, Alumni
Recognizes an individual member and/or a national service program (AmeriCorps State and National; AmeriCorps VISTA; AmeriCorps NCCC; or AmeriCorps Seniors FGP, SCP, RSVP) who have demonstrated service beyond standard expectations of the designated program, an extraordinary example of the National Service spirit. It may recognize an alumnus whose commitment to embody service beyond their service term continues to bring about positive community change.
Lifetime Achievement Award
Classifications: Active, Posthumous
Recognizes a lifelong commitment to volunteerism and community service at a variety of levels, resulting in a substantial and/or sustained impact. It may recognize the outstanding service of an individual who has enhanced the delivery of social services in Kentucky. Nominees should demonstrate a minimum of 15 years of serving and engaging others in service.
27th Annual Governor's Awards
The Serve Kentucky Governor's Service Awards reception and awards ceremony was held on May 17, 2023, at the Mellwood Art Center in Louisville. Honoring the Governor's Service Awards winners with Governor Beshear and CHFS Secretary Friedlander was a privilege for Serve Kentucky. Check out the highlight video on YouTube, see photos on Facebook, and read the press release.
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