Nominations now being accepted for the 2023 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2023 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award.

The awards program, created by the Office of the Governor in 1979, recognizes North Carolina’s most dedicated volunteers. Through the years, the award has been bestowed on thousands of North Carolinians who have shown concern and compassion for their neighbors by volunteering in their local community. 

Each county selects up to ten individuals, businesses, groups/teams and one paid Director of Volunteers to be recognized for their outstanding contributions to their communities. One of the nominees will be nominated for the Governor’s Medallion Award for Volunteer Service, which is awarded to the top 20 volunteers in the state. A local committee evaluates the nominations. 

Nomination forms can be completed online or in printed form. Online applications can be submitted at The deadline to complete nominations is February 1st.

To receive a paper copy, please contact Cameron Lowe, County Extension Director at 252-232-2261 or Paper applications should be returned to 120 Community Way, Barco, NC 27917 by the February 1st deadline.