Celebrating volunteers (and agencies that effectively manage volunteers) is so important! Recognition:
Spotlights individuals, groups and agencies doing amazing things
Shows volunteers and agencies that we sincerely appreciate what they're doing (and how they're doing it)
Encourages us to discover existing opportunities to make a difference
Helps us consider ways to create or enhance volunteer programs
Current recognition opportunities:
- Audrey Robbins Humanitarian Award
- Maggie J. Brown Spirit of Columbia Scholarship
- 2013 Governor's Service Awards
The Association of Community Services Audrey Robbins Humanitarian Awards honor human services organizations and those volunteers and staﬀ who go above and beyond all expectations in their service to the Howard County community. More than 70 individuals and organizations have been honored since its creation in 1975. It is one of Howard County’s longest standing and most prestigious awards.The Audrey Robbins Humanitarian Awards luncheon honors ordinary, yet extraordinary people and groups whose efforts and legacies have transformed Howard County residents’ lives. The 2013 luncheon will be the 38th year the awards have been presented and celebrates the 50th Anniversary of ACS.
This year's luncheon is on May 3rd from noon - 2:30. For details (including pricing and registration) please visit the event page on the ACS website. Hope to see you there!
For nearly 30 years, the Maryland Governor's Office of Service and Volunteerism has presented the Governor's Service Awards. These awards recognize Maryland citizens for their significant contributions to the life and health of the State and its people during a particular period of time. This year, the ceremony will recognize volunteer service during 2012 (or longer for a lifetime achievement. The awards will be presented to selected recipients and invitees at an event in the fall.
The 2013 awards ceremony marks the 30th anniversary of the Maryland Governor's Service Award. We are honored to continue the tradition of recognizing outstanding citizens who serve to strengthen their communities.
Nomination form (including more information and guidelines) here (pdf).
Nominations are due by 5:00 pm on June 3, 2013.
The Columbia Association scholarship program offers up to six $2,500* education awards to graduating high school seniors who exhibit exceptional efforts in providing community service to benefit Columbia residents and those in the Columbia area.Apply online via pdf (also includes eligibility requirements).
Application deadline March 15, 2013.