Nominate outstanding volunteers for U.P. Service Awards

It’s National Volunteer Week and what better way to recognize the outstanding volunteers in your neck of the Upper Peninsula than nominating them for a U.P. Service Award!

Recipients of the 2017 U.P. Service Awards pose with their plaques during the U.P. Nonprofit Conference Oct. 12, 2017. 

Making a nomination for the U.P. Service Awards is great for a number of reasons:

  1. If your nominee is chosen as an award recipient, they and a guest will be invited to the U.P. Nonprofit Conference Oct. 18 where they will be treated like volunteer rock stars during a special U.P. Service Awards luncheon. They will receive a beautiful plaque and have the opportunity to take part in the full conference.
  2. Whether your nominee is chosen as the recipient in their category, they will be duly recognized and honored. They will receive a letter notifying them that you thought so highly of their efforts that you took the time to nominate them. They will also receive a certificate of recognition and thanks, suitable for framing, for their outstanding service.
  3. Your nomination helps shine the spotlight on your local community and the wonderful things that volunteers are making happen there.
  4. Recipients and nominees may also be featured on WLUC TV6’s UPside.
  5. Most importantly, your nominee’s story will no doubt inspire others to make volunteer service a part of their lives too. That’s great for everyone!

There are five categories of awards. Click on the links to make your nomination in each category. Or download a printable nomination form. The youth, adult and senior awards honor individuals who are making a positive difference in their communities.

The volunteer program award recognizes the importance of groups or organizations in driving volunteer activity. Nonprofits, schools, service clubs, faith-based organizations, national service programs and community coalitions are examples of potential nominees.

The business community leader award honors a for-profit business that supports its community through charitable acts such as corporate volunteer programs, monetary or in-kind contributions or employee-driven volunteering.

Nominations are open through June 1. Your nomination will help us say a collective THANK YOU to those volunteers that do so much to make the U.P. a great place to live.

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