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2021 Volunteer of the Year Awards

Honor a COVID Community Hero

April 18-24: A Time to Celebrate Volunteerism

Each year in honor of National Volunteer Week, HandsOn River Region celebrates the impact and power of community volunteerism with the Volunteer of the Year Awards. These awards give agencies and individuals the opportunity to show appreciation to those special volunteers who give so generously of their time, talent and energy to make our community a better place to live.

COVID-19: Bringing communities together in the face of loss and uncertainty

In April 2020, HandsOn River Region had to cancel the annual volunteer of the year awards due to COVID-19 and the need for safe social practices. This year, we will honor those nominated for the 2020 event while adding a spin to our normal celebration. The Volunteer of the Year Committee, along with the HandsOn River Region Board of Directors, are seeking nominations for COVID Community Heroes.


Honor Community Heroes


HandsOn River Region is seeking nominations for individuals, organizations, or groups who have uplifted the community in response to COVID-19 through volunteerism. These COVID Community Heroes will be honored at this year's awards.

To nominate a COVID Community Hero, please click the "Nominate A Hero" button below.  All submissions must be entered online.

For more information, please contact us at

334-264-3335 or

Congratulations to the 2019 Volunteer of the Year Winners

Youth Group Award 

MPACT Electrical Group


Adult Group Award 

Faulkner Law School Alternate Dispute Resolution Program



Adult Award 

Whitney Griswold Califf

Youth Award 

Richelleng Ramirez Pieruccini


Senior Award 

Andrew Lindsey

Special thanks to our community partners for making this event possible:

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