"This is such a wonderful event to honor volunteers! Everyone involved at VCSJ makes it so nice; we always look forward to this evening."

-Heather Marquette, Gloucester County Library System.   

Nominate Extraordinary 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?

Download the 2019 Sponsorship Packet HERE. Or click online sponsorship button on the right.



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!

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

Submit eligible volunteer names here.

Volunteer Manager of the Year

This honor recognizes achievement in the creation, implementation and leadership of an effective volunteer program to meet social need. Submit your volunteer manager names here.

Volunteer of the Year

This award provides a public platform for local nonprofits to recognize a volunteer who has made an outstanding contribution in their agency. Submit volunteer names here.

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

Honoring Excellence, Rewarding Outstanding Employee Service – This award offers local corporations and small businesses a platform to celebrate a “star employee” who has dedicated time, talent and resources to making a difference in the local community and whose unwavering commitment has served as an example and inspiration to the entire organization. Submit a your star employee names name here.


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. Nominate a volunteer here.

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. Nominate a volunteer here.

Corporate Excellence Award

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

Bob Shryock Community Service Award

This award is bestowed to a local non-profit organization that has shown unwavering commitment to volunteerism and the community. Nominate a local non-profit organization here.

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