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omb -- Nominations Now Open for the 2013 Governor's Volunteering and Service Awards

Posted: 28 Mar 2013 13:46:26
Nominations Now Open for the 2013 Governor’s Volunteering and
Service Awards. 

Honoring Outstanding California Volunteers, Organizations and
Companies That Make a Positive Impact in Local Communities Across
the Golden State

SACRAMENTO – CaliforniaVolunteers announced today that
nominations are now open for the 2013 Governor’s Volunteering and
Service Awards. This annual CaliforniaVolunteers event serves to
inspire Californians by honoring amazing individuals,
organizations, and companies who are making an impact in their
local communities through volunteering and service.   

“Volunteers continue to make California stronger through the
generous giving of their time and talents. Their spirit of
service provides California with a much needed resource to tackle
our toughest issues and strengthen local communities,” said Karen
Baker, Secretary of Service and Volunteering. “The Governor’s
Volunteering and Service Awards celebrates those among us who are
doing creative, dynamic and impactful volunteer work here in
California.”

“It was an incredible honor to be awarded with a Governor’s
Volunteering and Service Award,” said Scott Budnick, California’s
2012 Volunteer of the Year and movie producer for Green Hat
Films.  “Most people don't pay attention to our young men and
woman forgotten behind the prison walls, a population that some
find easily disposable, but in truth can rehabilitate, redeem
themselves and become an integral part of the fabric of this
great state.  I am grateful that Governor Brown, through this
award, shined a light not just on my volunteer work but on this
important issue.”

Nominations will be accepted in the following categories:

•	California’s Business Volunteer Program of the Year
Honors an outstanding California business with an innovative,
high-impact volunteer program. 
•	California’s Small Business Volunteer Program of the Year
Honors an outstanding California small business with an
innovative, high-impact volunteer program. 
•	California’s Foundation of the Year
Honors an outstanding California foundation that has made a
successful investment in service and volunteer models in
addressing community needs. 
•	California’s Nonprofit of the Year
Honors an outstanding California nonprofit that has shown an
extraordinary ability to leverage volunteers in service to their
organization. 
•	California’s Faith-Based Organization of the Year
Honors an outstanding California faith-based organization that
actively engages volunteers in addressing community, regional
and/or state needs. 
•	California’s Disaster Volunteer Program of the Year
Honors an outstanding California disaster volunteer program that
has demonstrated an unwavering service commitment to the local
community. 
•	California’s AmeriCorps Member of the Year
Honors an outstanding California AmeriCorps member who has made a
substantial impact to their community. 
•	California’s Volunteer of the Year
Honors an outstanding Californian whose volunteer service is
exemplary and inspirational.

The deadline to submit a nomination for a Governor’s Volunteering
and Service Award is April 15, 2013. To make your nomination,
please visit www.CaliforniaVolunteers.org/gvsa.

The Governor’s Volunteering and Service Awards will be presented
at an awards ceremony in Sacramento on Wednesday, May 22, 2013. 

The 2012 Governor’s Volunteering and Service Awards winners:
•	California’s Business Volunteer Program of the Year – Gap Inc.
•	California’s Small Business Volunteer Program of the Year –
Mendo Lake Credit Union
•	California’s Foundation of the Year – The California Endowment
•	California’s Nonprofit of the Year – MEND: Meet Each Need with
Dignity
•	California’s Faith-Based Organization of the Year – Peninsula
Clergy Network
•	California’s Disaster Volunteer Program of the Year – Santa
Barbara County CERT Committee
•	California’s AmeriCorps Member of the Year – Luciano Mondolo,
Playworks
•	California’s Volunteer of the Year – Scott Budnick, Green Hat
Films
For more information on the 2012 Governor’s Volunteering and
Service Award winners visit www.CaliforniaVolunteers.org/gvsa.

About CaliforniaVolunteers

CaliforniaVolunteers is the state office that manages programs
and initiatives to increase the number of Californians involved
with service and volunteering, including the state AmeriCorps
program and the California Disaster Corps. Through the innovative
website, CaliforniaVolunteers.org, individuals and families can
find more than 50,000 volunteer opportunities throughout the
state, involving education, the environment, youth, and disaster
preparedness. For more information, please visit
www.CaliforniaVolunteers.org.

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