Governor's Volunteer Stars Awards
The Governor's Volunteer Stars Awards (GVSA) is an initiative from Volunteer Tennessee that seeks to recognize outstanding volunteers from each of Tennessee's 95 counties. With the program now in its thirteenth year, participating counties conduct a call for nominations and recognize one outstanding youth and one outstanding adult volunteer. The Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards also recognizes one business and one non-profit from each of Tennessee’s three Grand Regions for their outstanding community involvement and service.
The 2020 Governor's Volunteer Stars Awards virtual ceremonies premiered on February 7, 2021 to honor and celebrate volunteerism in Tennessee.
The virtual awards ceremonies are available for viewing here:
Photos of the honorees can be found below.
The 2021 GVSA is scheduled for February 13, 2022 at the Franklin Marriott. You can help support service in the state and Tennessee's volunteers through any of the the following:
- Volunteer Tennessee is seeking local leaders to serve as county coordinators in counties that are not currently participating in the Governor's Volunteer Stars Awards (GVSA). Find more information on what is involved and a list of counties seeking coordinators here.
- Please email Volunteer.Tennessee@tn.gov if you have any questions about the State Plan survey. Nominate a Business or Nonprofit that has impacted your community through their volunteer efforts. Nominations will open around the fall of 2021.
- Become a GVSA sponsor or reserve an ad in the GVSA Award Booklet. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info and to receive a sponsorship packet.
- Reach out to your local county coordinator to learn more about nominating a volunteer- Click here for the 2021 Directory of County Coordinators.