Volunteer Starkville seeks service records for 2016 Volunteer Awards Banquet in April

Volunteer Starkville and the MSU Maroon Volunteer Center co-host an Annual Volunteer Awards Banquet during April as part of our National Volunteer Week festivities and celebration of service in our community. Each year, we recognize individuals and groups for their volunteer efforts during the past 2015 calendar year (January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015) with several different awards presented at our banquet. The 2016 Volunteer Awards Banquet (invite only event) is scheduled to be held on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 beginning at 6:00 PM on the 2nd Floor of the Colvard Student Union at Mississippi State University.

All community individual and group service records (non-MSU students, faculty and staff) must be submitted by Monday, April 4, 2016 at 12:00 pm to Jamey Bachman at Volunteer Starkville. Service records can be submitted via email at Jamey@volunteertarkville.org or dropped off at Volunteer Starkville’s office located on the second floor of the Greater Starkville Development Partnership building in Suite 21.

MSU affiliated volunteers (students, faculty and staff) may submit their service records to Meggan Franks with the Maroon Volunteer Center through OrgSync for consideration of an award.

Template service record formats are provided on Volunteer Starkville’s website at http://tinyurl.com/2016VolunteerAwards. Volunteer Awards, Criteria & Eligibility Volunteer Starkville and the Maroon Volunteer Center award volunteers with several awards that are listed below. Please take notice that the award criteria for community volunteers is based on number of service hours performed during the service award period (January 1, 2015 – December 31, 2015) and the service hour requirement differs based on the age of a volunteer as well as the award level (gold, silver and bronze).

The following criteria is considered when choosing award recipients: 1) Total number of service hours performed during the service period; 2) Overall quality of service performed during the service period; and 3) Number of award applicants in each age category.

Please note that award recipients need to be residents of Clay, Oktibbeha or Winston County, MS to be eligible for consideration of an award. Also, meeting the service hours requirement for an award level, is not, in itself, a guarantee of receiving an award.

•  Award recipients must be a resident of Clay, Oktibbeha or Winston County, MS.
• Must submit a volunteer service record indicating the service you have performed (date, # of hours, description of volunteer tasks, and nonprofit service was performed for) from January 1, 2015 through December 31, 2015 to Volunteer Starkville no later than Monday, April 4, 2016 by 12:00 P.M. (Eligible volunteer service hours are not limited to those performed on behalf of Volunteer Starkville. In fact, service hours can be accumulated through work on a variety of projects among numerous nonprofits/organizations throughout the year.)

Please submit to Volunteer Starkville by email to Jamey@volunteerstarkville.org or to the following address: Volunteer Starkville 101 South Lafayette Street; Suite 21 Starkville, MS 39759