THE GOVERNOR'S INITIATIVE FOR VOLUNTEER EXCELLENCE (GIVE) AWARDS celebrate the exemplary work of Mississippi's most dedicated citizens. This award program, presented by Volunteer Mississippi in partnership with the Governor's Office, recognizes and honors the valuable contributions of some of Mississippi's extraordinary citizens while inspiring others to follow their example. Awards will be presented at a special luncheon ceremony to be held Monday, April 8, 2019, kicking off celebrations for National Volunteer Week.
NOMINATION CRITERIA & ELIGIBILITY-Nominees may be individuals or groups that have served in an unpaid/volunteer capacity only.-The nominee’s volunteer service must have been completed in, and/or accomplished on behalf of, the state of Mississippi.-Nominees may be self-nominated.-Nominees must have performed volunteer activities during 2018, however, nominators are encouraged to include all of the nominee's years of service in the nomination form.-Individuals or groups that volunteer as part of a workplace volunteer program are eligible.-Nominees who have volunteered for internships or course credit are eligible if service is “above and beyond” minimum responsibilities of these roles.-National Service nominees, such as, AmeriCorps, VISTA, RSVP, Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions, etc., are eligible for volunteer service “above and beyond” his/her normal duties.-Nominees must not have received a GIVE Award within the past five years.
INSTRUCTIONS-All required fields (marked with * ) must be completed and at least 200 words (950 characters) must be entered into the “Nominee’s Volunteer Activities” field. The nomination will NOT submit with incomplete fields.-DEADLINE for nominations is 5:00 p.m. (CST) Friday, FEBRUARY 8, 2019. Nominations submitted after the deadline will not be accepted. -Only nominations submitted via this official nomination form will be accepted.
NOTES-To print your completed form, either right click & click “Print” before you click the “Submit” button OR you can print after submitting the form by choosing “Edit Your Response.” Verbiage that is lengthy may not show when printed, even if you can see it in the field. We recommended copying & pasting in a Word document. -Information contained in your nomination form may be used for promotion of Volunteer Mississippi and the GIVE Awards, and released to media and elected officials.-If you need assistance or have questions about the nominations process, please contact Krista Estes, Volunteer Network Officer, at 601.432.6306 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
THANK YOU FOR HONORING AN INDIVIDUAL OR GROUP OF VOLUNTEERS WITH YOUR NOMINATION!