Governor's Awards for Service and Volunteerism

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Volunteers make the hearts of Maine communities beat! 

Nominations are now open!

Since 1987, the Governor's Awards for Service and Volunteerism have celebrated and recognized the role of citizen volunteers in the success and vitality of Maine communities.  At the same time, the awards seek to inspire others to be active in civic life and follow in the footsteps of those recognized.

Know a service hero? General nomination information

  • Nominate an individual, business, organization, or school that exemplifies service to the community. 
  • Awards cover public, community, and national service.
  • Nominations are due by March 18, 2022 at 5 pm.

Use one of the links below to access nomination instructions and additional information for each form of recognition. 

    Adult Roll of Honor

    Youth Roll of Honor

    Competitive awards: Individuals, teams and organizations 

    Congratulations to the 2021 winners!

    • Volunteer of the Year: Luc Nya, of Saco (Chair of the Board of Visitors at the University of Southern Maine)
    • Young Maine Volunteer of the Year: Shawn Jiminez, of West Gardiner (Gardiner Area High School Civil Rights Team and Interact Club)
    • Outstanding Volunteer Team: The Vaccine Volunteer Assistance Team (Southern Maine Area Agency on Aging, of Biddeford) 
    • Outstanding National Service Volunteer: Clara McCool, of Portland (AmeriCorps Resilience Corps/Greater Portland Council of Governments) 
    • Excellence in Youth Service Development: RayeAnne Desoto, Gardiner Area High School
    • Excellence in Volunteer Administration: Delilah Poupore, of Biddeford (Heart of Biddeford)

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    Thank you, award supporters!

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    Bangor Daily News

    Maine Adult Volunteer Roll of Honor

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    Maine Volunteer Foundation

    Maine Adult Volunteer Roll of Honor

    Maine Youth Volunteer Roll of Honor

    Competitive awards and ceremony

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    Portland Sea Dogs

    Maine Adult Volunteer Roll of Honor

    Maine Youth Volunteer Roll of Honor