UCT members are special volunteers and the cornerstone of our organization. Every day, across North America they’re making a difference in their communities and having a positive impact on those who live there. UCT members are also humble volunteers, going about the business of making life better for others without much thought of what they might get in return.
That’s why it’s up to us to show them the appreciation and give them the recognition they deserve by nominating them for the UCT Volunteer of the Year award.
Every UCT local council has at least one member that goes above and beyond for their council and community. And every year I ask each council to submit a nomination for that member to the Volunteer of the Year award. It’s not a difficult form to complete, it can be done online, and in the past it’s helped us give a lot of love to some pretty terrific members.
Nominations are based on volunteer service provided during the past year only – and you can consider your council’s fiscal year as the past year. Focus areas for nominations are local council support, community service involvement, and the ability to actively engage and mobilize others.
So, here’s my appeal for 2018: Make the little extra effort to recognize the efforts of that exceptional member/volunteer in your local council by nominating them for volunteer of the year! Get those nomination forms sent to the home office by no later than April 30. Not postmarked, but actually received at the UCT home office by April 30.
Guidelines and nomination forms are available here or you can contact me at email@example.com or at 800.848.0123 x1130 and I’ll get them to you. Again, the deadline for submissions is April 30, so get started on yours today!