Nominations are now being accepted for the 39th Annual Governor’s Volunteer Awards in Texas. The Volunteer Awards are administered by OneStar Foundation, it's an opportunity for the State of Texas to honor the service and volunteerism of individual Texans along with organizations that make a significant impact in communities across Texas. Who do you know that volunteers to help people in your community? I can think of several here in Texarkana. Now is the time to get them some recognition.

“Promoting volunteerism and service throughout Texas is my top priority,” said Texas First Lady Cecilia Abbott. “Greg and I are inspired by the organizations and individuals across Texas who are making a difference in their communities, and we are honored to recognize them through the Governor’s Volunteer Awards. The true strength of the Lone Star State is in our people, and nothing brings us more joy than celebrating the spirit of service that is a hallmark of being Texan.”

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Nominations are open in nine categories:

  • Governor’s Lifetime Volunteer Achievement Award
  • First Lady’s Youth Volunteer Rising Star Award
  • Volunteer of the Year Award
  • Volunteer Family of the Year Award
  • Corporate Volunteering Champion Award
  • Service-Learning Champion Award
  • Innovation in Volunteerism Award
  • Excellence in Disaster Volunteerism Award
  • National Service “Make a Difference” Award

“We are honored to partner with the Governor and First Lady of Texas to recognize those that took action in their communities when they were needed most, despite the challenges of the pandemic,” says Chris Bugbee, OneStar President & CEO. “They set an example for others to give back in their own communities and show us what’s possible when we work together. Through the Governor’s Volunteer Awards, we hope to inspire all Texans to consider how they can make a difference through service.”

For descriptions of the award categories and to nominate an individual or organization, visit: http://onestarfoundation.org/governors-volunteer-awards.

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Nominations will be accepted until closing on Friday, July 29, 2022. Award recipients will be honored during next year’s Global Volunteer Month in April 2023 at an evening reception at the Governor's Mansion in Austin, Texas.

Surely you know someone who volunteers all the time, don't you think they deserve some recognition for all they do?

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