Any individual, community organization or corporations whose volunteer activities in Upper East Tennessee benefit the community in a substantial, important, or unique way.
Students receiving course credits are eligible, only if the volunteer service extends beyond course requirements. This must be clearly indicated in the nomination letter.
National Service program participants (AmeriCorps, AmeriCorps VISTA, RSVP, Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions, etc.) are encouraged to apply based on their volunteer involvement in their national service assignment.
WHO IS not ELIGIBLE?
Individuals involved in “court mandated community service” or those serving as “loaned executives.”
Persons who receive compensation for service rendered (except National Service participants noted above).
Volunteers and organizations may be nominated by anyone or may nominate themselves.
The nomination letter should specifically be formatted for Awards according to the judging criteria listed below.
Need: Service addressed a specific need in the community (i.e. poverty).
Action: The nominee was actively involved and took initiative.
Innovation: The nominee used creative methods to solve community problems.
Impact: The activity or service produced positive changes and provided an example to others.