Thursday, April 22, 2021
Join us for the FREE virtual event!
You’re invited to the 2021 Virtual WPS Volunteer Awards on April 22, which will premiere at 8:00 a.m. This event is first and foremost a celebration of some of our community’s best and most devoted volunteers. It is truly inspirational, as it highlights the powerful things people can accomplish when they give of their time, talent, and energy. Additionally, with your support, funds raised at the event allow the Volunteer Center to continue to create a stronger community by engaging volunteers to support nonprofit partners.
Click here to register now (all individuals, including nominees, must register to ensure they receive the virtual event information). Attendees will receive the link to participate prior to the event.
Please be our guest as we recognize and thank the volunteers in our area who are doing so much to help others and help our community!
A list of all the volunteers and volunteer groups who have been nominated this year can be found here!
Sharing Toolkit for Nominees and Nominators
Want quick and easy ways to encourage your friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues to join us for the online premiere of the 2021 WPS Volunteer Awards? Click on the image at left for promotional graphics you can share and suggestions for wording you can use in social media posts, emails, etc.
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.
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.
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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.