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Dec. 2 is the deadline for submitting nominations for three prestigious volunteer awards

This year has been incredibly challenging for the American Cancer Society due to the impact of COVID-19. With very little notice, most community events had to pivot to virtual experiences, and you had to quickly find new ways to raise critical funds for the American Cancer Society.

Considering so many challenges, you persevered and stepped up in remarkable ways to give support to the American Cancer Society and our mission. If you volunteer alongside an outstanding peer, speak with your staff partner to determine if they meet the requirements for one of our volunteer awards. 

Nominations are now being accepted for the Volunteer Staff Partnership Award, Volunteer Leadership Award, and St. George National Award. All nominations must be submitted by 3 p.m. ET on Wednesday, Dec. 2.

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 peer. As reminder, please work with your staff partner as appropriate to nominate a fellow volunteer for an award. 

  • Volunteer Staff Partnership: This award recognizes a volunteer and staff team that models a successful partnership to positively impact the mission of the Society. These volunteer and staff teams may operate side-by-side in the community, collaborate on projects virtually, or work together across the globe. One partnership will be chosen from each Region and Global Headquarters for a total of seven winners. 
  • Volunteer Leadership Award: This award is presented to volunteers who have served as a volunteer leader for enterprise-wide programs, initiatives, or Board level committees or task forces, other than as chair of the American Cancer Society Board of Directors and to others who have provided long and distinguished service to the Society at the enterprise-wide level.
  • St. George National Award: This award is given to outstanding volunteers throughout all Regions who have made significant contributions to the American Cancer Society's strategic goals. Each Region including Puerto Rico is asked to submit up to two nominees.

If you have any questions, please contact Michelle Brady, volunteer care manager.

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