Spirit of Community The Volunteer Center of South Jersey invites you to nominate individuals, businesses and non-profits who are deserving of recognition and join us at the celebration on Thursday, October 25th, 2018 for dinner followed by the awards ceremony. Nominations are currently being accepted. Click on the award choice below. Community Awards These awards can be nominated by individuals and any organization type (nonprofit or business). Volunteer hours/service MUST be verified by those organizations, where the nominee served. President’s Volunteer Service Award These awards offered at the bronze, silver, gold and lifetime level – recognize the valuable contributions of volunteers nationwide who are answering the U.S. President’s call to serve others. Recipients receive a signed letter from the President, a service pin, and letters of commendation from local political offices. Minimum age is 5. Yes, kids can earn these awards too! Nonprofit Awards Submissions for these awards by a nonprofit organization only. Volunteer Manager of the Year Award Recognizes achievement in the leadership of an effective volunteer program. Volunteer of the Year Award Recognizes a volunteer who has made an outstanding contribution. Corporate Awards Submissions for these awards by a for-profit business organization only. H.E.R.O.E.S Award Honoring Excellence, Rewarding Outstanding Employee Service Volunteer Center Awards The final recipient of each of the four awards listed below is selected by the Volunteer Center’s judging committee. There is no minimum hour requirement. South Jersey Humanitarian of the Year Honors a leader who has consistently gone above and beyond to make his/her community a better place through their commitment to volunteerism and selfless acts of service. Distinguished Youth Service Award This award recognizes community leaders between the ages of 14 and 23 who have made a great impact in the community. Bob Shyrock Community Service Award This award is bestowed to a local non-profit organization that has shown unwavering commitment to volunteerism and the community. Corporate Excellence Award This award honors a socially responsible company with an exemplary commitment to service in their community.