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Maine Volunteer Rolls of Honor

The Volunteer Rolls of Honor are a statewide effort during national Volunteer Recognition Month (April) to show appreciation to adults and youths who go above and beyond in terms of the time they devote to serving their communities. Any local organization can nominate someone who meets the criteria: town office, school, nonprofit or public agency. There is no cost to the nominator or person honored thanks to civic minded sponsors.

The Maine Volunteer Roll of Honor recognizes volunteers age 19 and older who meet the following criteria:

  1. devoted 500 hours or more of volunteer service to the community during the past twelve months (Jan.-Dec. preceding nomination deadline). Note charitable giving (i.e., participating in walkathons or other events to raise money) and court-ordered community service may not be counted.
  2. service hours are documented by the program(s) or organization(s) with whom the volunteer served.

The Young Maine Volunteer Roll of Honor recognizes volunteers age 18 or younger who meet the following criteria:

  1. devoted 50 hours or more of volunteer service to the community during the past twelve months (Jan.-Dec. preceding nomination deadline). Note charitable giving (i.e., participating in walkathons or other events to raise money) and court-ordered community service may not be counted.
  2. service hours are documented by the program(s) or organization(s) with whom the volunteer served.

All volunteers certified as qualifying by the nominating program will be recognized. This is not a competitive recognition program.

Recognition

roll of honor pin

Individuals added to the Maine Volunteer Rolls of Honor are recognized in the following ways:

1. A Governor's Awards for Service and Volunteerism certificate signed by the Governor with the person's name and total hours of service during the prior year.
2. Listing by name, town, and hours of service in an advertisement published in Bangor Daily News. This form of recognition is intended to generate more local congratulations from neighbors and friends of the volunteer.

Thanks to the sponsors, there is no cost for this program.

Maine Volunteer Role of Honor Submission Deadline and Instructions

PLEASE NOTE: The 2020 nomination deadline has passed. The information below is being provided to explain the nomination process.    

Adult:

  • All nominations must be submitted using the spreadsheet file provided below. It should be sent as an email attachment to GovServiceAwards@volunteermaine.org .
  • Download this NOMINATION DATA file. (Excel spreadsheet)
  • Be sure to read the directions and complete all the fields requested. This is important since the data you provide is used to fill out the certificate and compose the newspaper and event listings.
  • EMAIL the form as an attachment to GovServiceAwards@VolunteerMaine.org

Youth:

  • Complete the nomination form and submit as an email attachment to GovServiceAwards@VolunteerMaine.org. Nominations will only be accepted in electronic form.
  • Be sure to read the instructions, which are included on the form. Nominators must provide a brief description of the young person(s) service.
  • To submit a nomination, DOWNLOAD THE FORM HERE.  It is an Excel spreadsheet. Save the completed excel file with your organization's name in the title+YMRH. Example: Loomishighschool.YMRH.xls
  • Attach the file to an email and send to GovServiceAwards@VolunteerMaine.org .
  • All information requested must be provided in order for the nomination form to be considered complete. Incomplete forms cannot be considered.
  • Nominations will only be accepted electronically and no other supporting documentation will be considered. 
  • Each youth or group attending the recognition event must be accompanied by at least one adult
  • QUESTIONS about the nomination process may be directed to GovServiceAwards@VolunteerMaine.org .

Thanks to the 2020 Maine Rolls of Honor Sponsors!

Bangor Daily News

Portland Sea Dogs

Volunteer Maine (Young Maine Volunteer Roll of Honor)