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Nominations for St. George National and Volunteer Staff Partnership awards due by May 16

The mission of the American Cancer Society cannot be sustained without the hard work of our volunteers. We take great pleasure in recognizing the efforts of our volunteers at all levels of the organization.  

Do you have outstanding volunteers that go above and beyond? Are you looking for a way to recognize them? We hope your answer is yes!  

Nominations are now being accepted for the St. George National Award and the Volunteer Staff Partnership Award.

Each award has specific requirements and honors a different type of volunteer, so take a few minutes to review the details of each award to determine the best fit for recognizing your volunteer


The St. George National Award program is managed by the Volunteer Engagement team and nominees are selected by the St. George National Award Task Force. Each Region including Puerto Rico submits its nominations approved for recommendation by its Regional Advisory Cabinet. Once submitted, the St. George National Award Workgroup carefully reviews each nominee's application against the specified award requirements and selects the awardees.

Each Region is asked to submit up to two nominees to the St. George National Award Workgroup for consideration.

Nomination Requirements: A volunteer must meet the following requirements to be nominated for the St. George National Award:

  • Serves the Society as a leader in community mission delivery or revenue generating programs in more than one area of focus (e.g., Relay For Life, Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, Gala, Research, Advocacy) for a minimum of four continuous years;
  • Makes a significant impact on and contributes to the furtherance of the Society's strategic goals and mission-driven programs with demonstrated leadership progression;
  • Represents the Society in a manner that advances the Society's cause and expands its community presence; and
  • Demonstrates a continuing commitment to the Society through a willingness to serve.

For more information, please contact or reach out to your local Regional Executive Vice President.


The Volunteer Staff Partnership Award recognizes a volunteer and staff team that models a successful partnership to positively impact the mission of the American Cancer Society. Partnerships between volunteers and staff set us apart from other organizations. In these relationships, each partner has a different, but equally important role. These volunteer and staff teams may operate side-by-side in the community, collaborate on projects virtually, or work together across the globe.

Nomination Requirements

The volunteer staff partnership must have successfully impacted the mission of the American Cancer Society in at least two of the following ways:

  • Increased community engagement
  • Grown revenue
  • Impact to mission outcome
  • Enhance stewardship
  • Increase partnerships
  • Create new opportunities

Ideally, the volunteer and staff were innovative in their strategy and actionable steps can clearly be identified. Also, volunteers and staff should have worked together a minimum of one year.

One partnership will be chosen from each Region and Global Headquarters for a total of seven winners.

To submit a nomination, complete the Volunteer Staff Partnership nomination form. Please note the name, credentials, and title submitted with the application will be used on all collateral materials including the certificate.

A completed application with appropriate electronic signatures and the nominee's photo must be submitted for each nominee to Caira Turner by 3:00 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 16. If you have any questions, please contact

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