The Long Island Volunteer Hall of Fame is seeking nominations for its 11th Annual Hall of Fame inductees.
This award celebrates the humanitarian spirit by inducting volunteer founders of non-profit organizations whose vision, dedication and drive have made exceptional contributions in their communities.
Nominations are also being sought for volunteer lifetime achievers and youth volunteers.
Membership in the Long Island Volunteer Hall of Fame is a prestigious honor bestowed upon leaders in the non-profit community.
Since its inception in 2001, 135 deserving individuals have been inducted into the Long Island Volunteer Hall of Fame.
For the second year in a row, the Long Island Volunteer Hall of Fame will honor an exceptional Long Islander with the Inspirational Service Award.
This award recognizes a volunteer who's made a significant impact through a commitment to community service. This individual inspires others in his/her life and serves as a role model for volunteerism.
Last year’s recipient was Victoria Ruvolo, the victim of a senseless attack when a young man threw a frozen turkey through her windshield on the Long Island Expressway in 2004. She's tirelessly volunteered her time and shared her inspiring story of forgiveness with at-risk youth.
The call for nominations will run from July 12 to September 30.
Nomination forms could be accessed at http://www.livolunteerhalloffame.org/Nominations_Get_Involved.html, or obtained from the Long Island Volunteer Center at 5i6-564-5482.
Nominators may be any person or group with direct knowledge of the nominee's contribution.
Inductees are selected by an independent panel of judges.
The 2012 induction ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, February 3, 2013.
Inductees are typically chosen in nine categories:
· Children and Youth Services
· Emergency Services:
· Family Support
· Special Needs
Additional awards are usually presented in the categories of Inspirational Service, Lifetime Achievement and Next Generation Inspirational Youth.