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Governor's Awards for Service and Volunteerism

Volunteers make the hearts of Maine communities beat! 

group of volunteers

Since 1987, the Governor's Awards for Service and Volunteerism have celebrated and recognized the role of citizen volunteers in the success and vitality of Maine communities.  At the same time, the awards seek to inspire others to be active in civic life and follow in the footsteps of those recognized.

Exciting changes for 2019!

  • Award presentations to Individuals and Organizations moved to October.
    Nominations are open and will be accepted through September 6, 2019. (See GSA pages in right sidebar menu.)
    The awards for outstanding individual volunteers and organizational volunteer programs will be presented at the Maine Volunteer Leadership Conference* in October. The honorees are role models whose stories need to be shared with the largest audience possible! 
  • Non-competitive Volunteer Rolls of Honor remain focus of April celebrations.
    The adults nominated to the Maine Volunteer Roll of Honor and youth nominated to the Young Maine Volunteer Roll of Honor will be recognized and celebrated in April, national Volunteer Recognition month.  
    - Maine Volunteer Roll of Honor nominees must be 19 years of age or older and volunteered at least 500 documented  hours in the prior calendar year. 
    - Young Maine Volunteer Roll of Honor nominees must be 18 years of age or younger and volunteered at least 50 hours in the prior year. 
    - Submission deadline for both Rolls of Honor - closed until 2020.  
    For celebration details and nomination instructions, see link in right sidebar. 

2019 Sponsors

Sponsors are added in the order they commit support.

Young Maine
Volunteer Roll of Honor 


 maine masonic charibable foundation

Maine Volunteer
Roll of Honor
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