Volunteer of the Year Awards

The 28th Annual Volunteer of the Year Awards is set to take place on Tuesday, May 2, 2017 at the Santikos IMAX Palladium Theatre.

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This event has SOLD OUT.

*Please note that all nominees will receive a special invitation via email to attend this event. Contact Brandyn Rodriguez at bmoore-rodriguez@unitedwaysatx.org for additional information.

Nomination process for 2017 is now closed.

This year we will be recognizing seven outstanding individuals or groups in seven impact areas:

  • Children/Families
  • Labor 
  • Military
  • Seniors
  • Education
  • Health & Wellness
  • Crisis Intervention
  • Employee Volunteer of the Year

Below are the award descriptions for each area of impact:

Children/Families: This award recognizes an individual or group whose volunteer efforts have significantly impacted children and/or families in our community.

Labor: This award recognizes an individual or group whose volunteer efforts have significantly impacted a labor organization in our community.

Military: This award recognizes an individual or group whose volunteer efforts have significantly impacted current or former military and their families.

Seniors: This award recognizes an individual or group whose volunteer efforts have significantly impacted seniors in our community.

Education: This award recognizes an individual or group whose volunteer efforts have significantly impacted education in our community.  Education examples consist of, but are not limited to, mentoring, tutoring, parent volunteers, or workforce development.

Health & Wellness:  This award recognizes an individual or group whose volunteer efforts have significantly impacted the area of Health & Wellness in our community.  Examples of health & wellness opportunities consist of, but are not limited to, those who are taking action or creating awareness to address issues of obesity, diabetes (or other diseases), mental health, disabilities, etc. 

Crisis Intervention:  This award recognizes an individual or group whose volunteer efforts have significantly impacted the area of Crisis Intervention in our community.  Examples of crisis intervention opportunities consist of, but are not limited to, those who are working to improve the lives of vulnerable people, to include the homeless, disadvantaged youth, and those struggling with issues related to teen pregnancy, drug abuse or other addictions.

Employee Volunteer of the Year: This award recognizes an employee nominated by their employer who has volunteered through the company’s volunteer program and whose volunteer efforts have made a significant impact in our community.