Spirit of Community Awards

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Nominate Extrodinary Volunteers Today! 

We honor those who serve by recognizing individuals, businesses and nonprofits who make a difference in our community.

Join us at the biggest volunteer recognition event in New Jersey and Greater Philadelphia region. This year's event is Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019. Dinner and networking, followed by an awards celebration.

Interested in Sponsorship?

Contact Michele at 856-415-9084.



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

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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!

The certificate and pin package is awarded and registered with the Corporation for National Community Service.


Submissions for these awards by a nonprofit organization only.

Volunteer Manager of the Year

Recognizes achievement in the leadership of an effective volunteer program.

Volunteer of the Year

Recognizes a volunteer who has made an outstanding contribution.


Submissions for these awards by a for-profit business organization only.

H.E.R.O.E.S Award

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Honoring Excellence, Rewarding Outstanding Employee Service

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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.

Corporate Excellence Award

This award honors a socially responsible company with an exemplary commitment to service in their 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.