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 16, 2018, 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 2017, 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 been awarded a GIVE Award within the past five years.
-The nomination will not submit unless all required* fields are completed and at least 200 words (950 characters) are entered into the "Describe of Your Nominee's Volunteer Service" field.
-Nomination forms may be printed (right click & print) before clicking the Submit button, or after Submitting by choosing "Edit Your Response". (Only verbiage showing on your screen will print - recommend copying lengthier verbiage to a Word document).
-Nominations will not be accepted after the deadline of 5:00 p.m.(CST), Monday, February 12, 2018.
-Only nominations submitted via this official nomination process will be accepted.
-Information contained in your nomination form may be used for event publications and released to the media and elected officials.
2018 GIVE Awards Contact - Krista Estes - 601.432.6306 or firstname.lastname@example.org