Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards 2019
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Any individual whose volunteer activities in Tennessee benefit the community or the State of Tennessee in a substantial, important, or unique way.
Students receiving course credits are eligible, only if the volunteer service extends beyond course requirements. This must be clearly indicated in the nomination letter.
National Service program participants (AmeriCorps, RSVP, Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions, etc.) are encouraged to apply based on their volunteer involvement in their national service assignment.
WHO IS NOT ELIGIBLE?
Individuals involved in “court mandated community service” or those serving as “loaned executives.”
Persons who receive compensation for service rendered (except National Service participants noted above).
Volunteers may be nominated by anyone or may nominate themselves.
The nomination letter should specifically be formatted for the Governor’s Volunteer Star Awards according to the judging criteria listed below. If it is written as a nomination for another award, it will not be given to the judges for consideration of this award.
In the event that an individual is nominated multiple times, the review panel will consider only the first nomination form submitted.
Need: Service addressed a specific need in the community (i.e. poverty).
Action: The nominee was actively involved and took initiative.
Innovation: The nominee used creative methods to solve community problems.
Impact: The activity or service produced positive changes and provided an example to others.
"Tennessee's Community Assistance Corporation"
a state wide non-profit that provides National Service Opportunities' product redistribution, and Public Housing residential services.
The mission of TCAC is to provide needed and direct services to low income family communities, other non-profits, or faith based organizations with the purpose of improving the quality of life for all Tennesseans.