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☑️ Nominate Now for 2024 NC Governors Volunteer Award

The United Way of Gaston County, a GBA Investor, is now accepting nominations for the 2024 NC Governors Volunteer Service Award.

Why it matters: The Governor's Volunteer Service Award celebrates the essence of volunteerism by acknowledging individuals and groups that make significant contributions to their communities through volunteer service.

  • Nominations can be made by community members for individuals or groups from the public, nonprofit, or private sector. They are organized through county coordinators, such as United Way.

  • There are various categories, including individual, group, national service, and director of volunteers, as well as specific areas of service like veteran support, youth, seniors, education, and animals.

The big picture:  The Governor's Medallion Award for Volunteer Service, established in 2006, recognizes the top 20-25 volunteers in the state.

  • County coordinators nominate Medallion recipients, with only one nomination allowed per county.

  • A statewide panel evaluates these nominations, and recipients are honored at an annual ceremony where they receive a medallion as a symbol of their outstanding service to the community.

The bottom line: Nominations can be made by clicking here or by picking up a nomination form at the United Way of Gaston County’s office. Nominations are due no later than February 8th, 2024. If nominations are to be mailed, please address them to the United Way of Gaston County’s office at 200 E Franklin Blvd, Gastonia 28052.

Go deeper: If you would like to learn more about these awards, contact Barbara Yarbrough, Award Coordinator at United Way Gaston, at


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