2019 WPS Volunteer Award nominations are now open!
The Volunteer Center of Brown County is pleased to once again host the community's largest event recognizing the impact that volunteers have on our community! Made possible by event sponsor Wisconsin Public Service, along with the Greater Green Bay Community Foundation and our eight generous award sponsors – Aon, Bellin Health, Constellation, The George F. Kress Foundation, Georgia Pacific, Green Bay Packers Give Back, Morgan Stanley and United Healthcare – this event celebrates volunteers and highlights the work they do to assist nonprofits in our area to fulfill their missions. As in 2018, the award amounts will be $1,000 for recipients and
$500 for the runners-up that they can donate to the nonprofit organization of their choice.
Please consider taking the time to honor the enormous impact volunteers make in our community by nominating an individual or group for one of the WPS Volunteer Awards. The deadline for nominations is March 1, 2019. See below for the categories.
Your nominee(s) will be honored that you took the time to acknowledge their service. Completing a nomination form doesn't have to take much time, but doing it will truly brighten the lives of those who are strengthening our community through their volunteerism.
Why take the time to submit a nomination?
It’s a powerful way to honor the impact that a person or group is having in the community! Each individual nominee and two representatives of group nominations will be our guests at the Awards Breakfast, which will take place on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at the KI Convention Center. All nominees will be recognized at the event.
Recipients of the awards and runners-up will receive cash prizes of $1,000 and $500 respectively that they can donate to the nonprofit organization of their choice. The youth recipient and runner-up will receive the award amounts as scholarships.
Submitting a nomination creates greater awareness within our community of the organization where the volunteer gives their time and energy.
The nominee may also be selected by the Volunteer Center as the “Volunteer of the Week” (which runs weekly in the Press-Gazette) or submitted for regional and state awards following the event.
Nominations can be submitted in the following ways:
Click here to fill out and submit the form online. Note that information can be copied and pasted from another source.
Click here for a Microsoft Word version that may be downloaded, saved to and filled out on your computer, then submitted as an email attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org or as a hard copy mailed to the Volunteer Center.
Click here for a PDF version that may be downloaded, saved to and filled out on your computer, then submitted as an email attachment to email@example.com or as a hard copy mailed to the Volunteer Center.
Click here to see the Volunteer Center's Executive Director Eric Sponholtz talk with WFRV Local 5's Brittany Falkers about nominating deserving volunteers for the WPS Volunteer Awards.
Thank You, Sponsors!
The following sponsors continue to be involved in this great event through their generosity and support. The Volunteer Center appreciates the sponsors' recognition of volunteerism within our community.
Individual Award Categories:
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 for 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 F. Kress Foundation Volunteer in
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.
Morgan Stanley Heart of Gold Lifetime Achievement Volunteer Award
This award is for an individual whose lifetime of service exemplifies notable achievement in community service. The award has typically been given to a volunteer who is 60+ years of age.
Individual or Group Award Category:
Aon Arts & Culture Volunteer Award
This award is for an individual or group who has provided service to organizations and activities that promotes arts and culture within this community.
Group Award Categories:
Bellin Health Systems 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.