Nominees sought for ServeOhio Awards

ServeOhio is seeking nominations for outstanding people, groups, and initiatives who make great contributions to their local communities and the state through service and volunteerism. The ServeOhio Awards will recognize a volunteer, service group, corporate group, or volunteer initiative in each of the five regions of the state.

For a breakdown of counties associated with each region, visit

Nominators can choose to submit a nomination for an adult volunteer, youth volunteer, community volunteer group, corporate volunteer group, or national day of service project. Nominations for national service programs (AmeriCorps, Senior Corps) will not be accepted. Nominations will be grouped and reviewed based on the geographic region of the state where the volunteer served. Five awards will be given in each region of the state. Self-nominations will be accepted and nominators are encouraged to submit multiple nominations.

A cash award of $1,000 will be issued to support the organization which benefited from the winner’s service. The awards will be presented during National Volunteer Week, April 10-16, 2016 at the organization which benefited from the winner’s service. Winners must be present to accept their award.

Nomination Process

The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, Jan. 29, 2016 at 5 p.m. Nominations can be found at

ServeOhio staff and board members will review nominations. Reviewers will evaluate nominations based on the nominee’s accomplishments and measurable community impact. Nominators and winners will be notified by March 1, 2016.

Refer questions regarding the ServeOhio Awards to Rebeccah Verhoff-Kiss, Outreach & Education Officer, [email protected]