Townships depend on civic volunteers, especially firefighters and emergency medical services personnel, and on residents to serve on volunteer boards, commissions, and committees. If your township has a population under 25,000, you can nominate outstanding civic volunteers through the national Small Town America Civic Volunteer Awards. Municipalities represented by the top three winning honorees will receive cash awards of $20,000, $10,000, and $5,000, respectively.
The awards focus national attention on the volunteer shortage and supports innovative local volunteer retention and recruitment strategies. Municipalities and counties represented by the top 100 nominees will qualify for a free volunteer management module and a year of free support services for the module from CivicPlus, sponsor of the program.
Click here to nominate an outstanding volunteer in your township and fill out the online application. The deadline is October 15.