Top Teen Award Open to nominees ages 13-18 in Black Hawk County
Volunteer Award Open to nominees age 19 or older (any adult, regardless of years of service)
Outstanding Emerging Volunteer Award Open to nominees ages 19-35 (young adult)
Lifetime Achievement Volunteer Award Open to nominees with 20+ years of service in the CV
Nominees must have participated in or contributed to a significant volunteer effort(s), past or present, in the Cedar Valley. He or she must demonstrate a willingness to serve, contribute time to an organization, exhibit quality in his or her work, set a good example, and be an exceptional role model.
Nominees must be individuals Businesses and organizations are NOT eligible for nomination
Media recognition Volunteers must NOT be frequently recognized by the media for their efforts
Previous recipients Nominees who have received an award in the past ten (10) years are NOT eligible
Nomination form Includes nominee and nominator contact information, a typed narrative, and a photo
Typed narrative Describing nominee's volunteer activities, accomplishments, and special contributions
(minimum 500 characters - this will serve as the primary selection tool for the committee)
Photo Of nominee participating in service
SELECTION & RECOGNITION
All Top Teen Award nominees will receive award recognition. A minimum of one winner will be selected from the other three Volunteer award categories (above) with a total of 8 award winners among all adult nominees.