Thursday, April 22, 2021
The nomination period is now open!
About the Volunteer Awards
Made possible by event sponsor Wisconsin Public Service, along with the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation and our generous award sponsors – American National Bank, Aon, Constellation, The George Kress Foundation, Georgia-Pacific, Green Bay Packers Give Back, Schreiber, and United Healthcare – this event celebrates volunteers and highlights the work they do to give back to our community and assist nonprofits in our area to fulfill their missions. In 2021, it will be held virtually.
There are eight sponsored categories of awards (see below for details). An independent panel of 12 judges has the challenging task of selecting a runner-up and a recipient in each, and these individuals and groups will be recognized during the event. As in 2020, the award amounts will be $1,000 for recipients and $500 for the runners-up (to be gifted to the non-profit of their choice). Youth receive these amounts as scholarships.
This is one of our area’s most inspirational events, as it highlights the powerful things people can accomplish when they give of their time, talent, and energy.
Know a volunteer or group of volunteers who deserves recognition for the ways they give back to our community?
Please consider taking the time to nominate them for one of the WPS Volunteer Awards. The nomination period runs from January 18-February 21.
Submitting a nomination is a powerful way to recognize the impact people have had. It also creates more awareness in our community about the organizations where volunteers give their time. And your nominee will be honored that you took the time to acknowledge their service.
There are several different ways to access the nomination form:
- Click here to fill out and submit the form online.
- Click here for a PDF version that may be filled out on your computer, then saved and emailed to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or printed out and mailed to the Volunteer Center.
- Click here for a Microsoft Word version that may be filled out on your computer, then saved and emailed to us at email@example.com or printed out and mailed to the Volunteer Center.
Entries must be received before 4:00 p.m., February 21.
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2021 WPS Awards Judges
For a recap of the 2020 WPS Awards winners and runners-up, click here.
Award Sponsors and Categories
The Volunteer Center appreciates the following sponsors’ generosity and support as we recognize volunteerism within our community.
United Healthcare Youth Volunteer Award
This award is for an individual who is 18 years old or younger. Students who are older than 18, but still in a high school special education program, also qualify for this category. The recipient of the Youth Volunteer Award will receive a $1,000 personal education scholarship and the runner-up will receive a $500 personal education scholarship.
Georgia-Pacific Adult Volunteer Award
This award is for an individual who is 19 years or older.
The George Kress Foundation Volunteer in Education Award
This award is for an individual who volunteers specifically in the area of education for pre-kindergarten through college.
Constellation Volunteer Leadership Award
This award is for an individual who demonstrates community impact through a leadership role. This award is often given to a person who is a current or past member of committees, task forces or boards of directors.
Schreiber Heart of Gold Lifetime Achievement Award
This award is for an individual whose lifetime of service exemplifies notable achievement in serving the community. The award has typically been given to a volunteer who is 60+ years of age.
Individual or Group:
Aon Arts & Culture Volunteer Award
This award is for an individual or group who has provided service to organizations and activities that promote arts and culture within this community.
American National Bank Small Group Award
This award is for a group of 10 or fewer of volunteers whose combined volunteer efforts have strengthened the community.
Green Bay Packers Give Back Large Group Award
This award is for a group of more than 10 volunteers that has enhanced the community through their volunteer achievements.