Unsung Hero Nomination Form
Nominations for the "Unsung Hero Award" are accepted under the following criteria:
• Nominee(s) must be an individual who volunteers in Knox and/or Waldo County, Maine.
• Nominations must be made by a nonprofit. Nonprofits may nominate a volunteer from their own organization or another agency. Employees and paid staff of the nonprofit may not be nominated for work at their organization.
• Board and staff of United Midcoast Charities and staff of Courier Publications are ineligible for nomination.

The award recipient will be selected from nominations by a panel made up of UMC’s Nonprofit Advisory Council, UMC’s Board Members and Courier Publications Editorial staff. Their decisions are based on reviews of each application and assessment of the following criteria:

IMPACT - How significant is the impact of the nominee's service on beneficiaries? Tell us about the volunteer’s impact on organizations, their community and others. How has the volunteerism impacted this individual? Reviewers look at whether the service is exemplary or unique.
INSPIRATION – Tell us how your volunteer stands out from others doing the same or similar things. Do they serve as a strong role model for others, and inspire others to serve?
COLLABORATION – Does this volunteer encourage community members or organizations to work together to solve problems/get things done? How is their service collaborative in nature?

Award will be presented on September 19 at UMC’s Community Celebration at the Samoset.

The Unsung Hero Award is an annual volunteer award and is a collaboration of United Midcoast Charities and VillageSoup/Courier Publications.

If you have questions, please email Megan Williams, megan@unitedmidcoastcharities.org

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