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UPDATE: The Volunteer Center has extended the deadline for nominations until April 18 to allow for more people to get their nominations in. Read below to see how you can nominate a volunteer who has made a difference in Racine County.

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The Volunteer Center of Racine County brings volunteers together in the Racine community. The organization will be hosting its annual Volunteer Recognition Awards event on May 20th, 2022. The nonprofit organization encourages members of the public nominate volunteers to be honored at this year’s luncheon.

The nominations will help recognize volunteers in the area who are making a positive difference in the county. Voting is also encouraged, once per category, for the most deserving volunteers. Nominations will close tomorrow, April 12, 2022. Nominees are limited to one category. However, those nominating individuals may nominate as many volunteers as they wish. Please note that there is no cost to nominate or vote.

In addition, The Volunteer Center of Racine County is also requesting Nomination and Event Sponsorships from local businesses. If you are a local business owner, contact them to get involved.

Volunteer Center Nomination Entries

The first five volunteers per category will be accepted. The Volunteer Center of Racine County recommends discussing the matter to make sure that they can attend the luncheon. If you are nominating someone to be recognized through the Volunteer Center of Racine County, please complete the following steps:

  • Download and complete the nomination form
  • submit no more than a one-page letter in support of the nominee and include:
    • volunteer accomplishments
    • volunteer contributions
    • impact on the community
    • leadership position
    • nominee quote (why do they volunteer?)
  • Email information to info@volunteerracine.org

The information provided in the page letter will be evaluated by potential voters and the public.

So, if you know of someone worthy of this honor, you still have a chance to recognize them through this initiative.

Categories of Consideration:

  •  Agriculture: Serves others (people, animals, earth) in the agricultural arena.
  • Arts & Culture: Demonstrates excellence in the area of arts and culture through volunteerism.
  • Economic Development: Fosters community development and sustainability.
  • Education: Demonstrates a positive learning experience and impacts others with a commitment to education.
  • Environment: Betters our community by sustaining our natural surroundings and preserving our environment for the future.
  • Good Neighbor: Helps their neighbors or neighborhood and promotes a sense of community.
  • Health Services: Serves others by giving their time in the health-serving arena.
  • Heroic: Veterans, and people who exhibit courageous volunteer actions in the midst of a traumatic or devastating event or situation.
  • Human Service: Improves the quality of life for others in our community.
  •  Senior: (age 55+) Demonstrates excellence by giving of themself through volunteerism.
  •  Youth: (K-College) Selflessly volunteers to better our community through service to an individual(s) or organization.

For more information, contact: Michelle Ortwein, Executive Director, 262-886-9612mortwein@volunteerracine.org.


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