The United Way of Wayne County will celebrate community volunteers during National Volunteer Week April 17-23.
Annually, the community is tasked to nominate individuals, groups, or businesses they deemed to have given of themselves tirelessly through volunteer efforts, for consideration to receive the Governor’s Volunteer Service Award. Nominees were sent to the NC Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service; and the Commission has selected the recipients for Wayne County.
The Governor’s Service Award was created to recognize the significant contributions these
entities make. Over the years, the award has been bestowed on thousands of North Carolinians
who have shown concern and compassion for their neighbors by volunteering in their local
community. Any person, group or entity from the public, non-profit and private sector may be
nominated for an award.
Each county may select up to ten individuals, businesses, groups/teams and one paid Director
of Volunteers to be recognized for their outstanding contributions to their communities. A local
committee evaluates the nominations and nominates one for the Governor’s Medallion Award
for Volunteer Service, which is awarded to the top 20 volunteers in the state.