The East Tennessee Volunteer Recognition Awards is a regional event honoring volunteers and their contributions to our communities.
Volunteer East Tennessee is a coordinating agency for the statewide initiative, Governor's Volunteer Stars Awards, which recognizes outstanding volunteers from each of Tennessee's 95 counties, at the state level. Awards are given to one outstanding youth and one outstanding adult volunteer in each county at a reception in Nashville.
We created the East Tennessee Volunteer Recognition Awards so that all nominees from East Tennessee could be recognized and share that honor with loved ones, members of their community, and the organizations they serve. Not all nominees can afford or have the time to make the trip to Nashville. Volunteer East Tennessee felt strongly that our regional nominees deserved to be honored for their volunteerism, at home in East Tennessee.