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National Volunteer Month is Chandler’s opportunity to recognize and honor individuals for their selfless contributions to our community and local organizations.
The City of Chandler is now accepting online applications for their annual Volunteer Recognition Awards program. Once again, the traditional Volunteer Recognition Breakfast event will not be held this year, although honorees can still expect a unique surprise for their award-winning efforts. Nominations are available online at chandleraz.gov/volunteer100 and must be submitted no later than Monday, Feb. 28.
Faith-based groups, nonprofits, schools, businesses or any organization with volunteers are encouraged to nominate individuals for one of eight recognition awards for outstanding community service during 2021 calendar year. The award categories are:
- Innovation Award – This nominee brings creative and unique solutions to the job.
- Longevity Award – This nominee has worked for an organization for many years and they provide a commitment and dedication to their service that is awe-inspiring.
- Makes It Happen Award – This nominee works for many organizations, with the goal of contributing anywhere and everywhere, in any way they can.
- Multitasking Maestro Award – This nominee is someone who takes on a diverse array of multiple assignments, jobs or objectives at the same time and can juggle them effectively, while accomplishing all of them successfully.
- Strong Arms Award – This nominee is not afraid to take on any job no matter how “down-and-dirty” it may be. This nominee also may be called the “jack-of-all-trades” in an organization.
- Sunbeam Award – This nominee is the most cheerful person in the place. They have the best personality, attitude, always smiling and their mere appearance brightens the area around them.
- Working Together Award – This award category is for a group (in any organization) who completed a volunteer project in Chandler.
- Youth Award – This nominee is strictly for youth, 17 years of age or younger. This nominee can be dedicated, positive, and hardworking or somehow stand out among others.
In addition, all volunteers nominated with more than 1,000 hours of service in 2021 will receive a lapel pin and certificate from Chandler Mayor Kevin Hartke.
Please note that online award submissions are limited to 500 words or less. Specific guidelines also are available online with the nomination form.
For more information about the awards or the nomination process, contact Rori Minor at 480-782-4329.