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2018 Governor's Volunteer Service Award
The Governor's Volunteer Service Award honors the true spirit of volunteerism by recognizing individuals, groups and businesses that make a significant contribution to their community through volunteer service. Any person, group, or entity from the public, non-profit and private sector may be nominated for an award to their county award coordinator. County award coordinators submit their top 10 volunteer nominations per county. There are categories for the type of nominee (senior, youth, faith-based, family, group, business, etc.). Additional categories are based upon the area of service (animal, environmental, disaster, youth, preservation, etc.). County recommendations are reviewed by the Commission and awards are given out in the counties.

The Governor's Medallion Award for Volunteer Service was implemented in 2006 to recognize the top 20-25 volunteers in the state. Medallion recipients are nominated at the county level by the county award coordinator. Only one Medallion nomination is permitted per county. A statewide panel reviews and evaluates all these nominations to determine the award recipients. Medallion Award recipients are honored at an annual recognition ceremony. The medallion is placed around the neck to signify the volunteer's great service to the community.  Catawba County has been fortunate in that several of our nominations have received the Medallion Award including Ruth & Harold Shuford who received the award in 2017.

Applications should be submitted online to or mailed to Catawba County United Way Volunteer Center, PO Box 2425, Hickory, NC 28603.  All applications must be received in our office by 5:00 pm Tuesday, January 23, 2018.  Make sure you read the IMPORTANT SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS on page 1 of the application.  Any applications received not complying with all requirements will not be considered.  Click HERE for the application.

Catawba County United Way Volunteer Center

United Way is working to advance the common good by focusing on education, income and health: the building blocks for a good life.  But we can't do it alone.  We need the heads, hands and hearts of committed people like you to help us tackle the problems facing our communities.  Each one of us has special talents.  Things we can to help.  Put your talents to work for your community.  Volunteer.


Give an hour. Give a Saturday. Give your best. We all have special talents. Things we can do to help. And when we reach out a hand to one, we influence the condition of all. Whether it’s reading to children, or leading financial literacy classes for hard-working families, or delivering meals to homebound seniors, there are hundreds of volunteer options available every day.
Give the gift of you. Volunteer.

To find out what you can do, complete the Volunteer Registration Form below or contact us at (828) 327-6851.


Volunteer Registration Form
Volunteer Registration Form
*First Name
*Last Name
*Mailing Address
*Zip Code
*Daytime Phone Number
Evening Phone Number
E-mail Address
*Your Age Group

*What length of committment do you prefer?

*What client group interests you the most?

*Select all areas that you have an interest of volunteering in

List any languages that you speak(other than English)
Please tell us any other information that would assist us in matching you to volunteer opportunities.
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