Volunteer Tennessee Seeking Business and Nonprofit Nominations for the Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards

Monday, October 05, 2020 | 06:34pm

(Nashville, TN) —Volunteer Tennessee, Tennessee’s governor-appointed commission on volunteerism and service, is seeking Business and Nonprofit nominations for the Thirteenth Annual Governor’s Volunteer Stars Awards. One business and one nonprofit from each of Tennessee’s three Grand Regions will be recognized for their outstanding community involvement and service in 2020.

Business and Nonprofit nominations are due to Volunteer Tennessee by December 1, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. CDT. Nonprofits and businesses may be nominated by anyone or may nominate themselves.


The Governor's Volunteer Stars Awards is an initiative from Volunteer Tennessee that encourages and promotes volunteerism by recognizing outstanding volunteers. In addition to the Business and Nonprofit categories, the Governor's Volunteer Stars Awards seeks to recognize individual volunteers from each of Tennessee's 95 counties. Participating counties conduct a local process to recognize one outstanding youth and one outstanding adult volunteer each year. Those interested in nominating individual volunteers can contact their local County Coordinator though the 2020 County Coordinator Directory to inquire about the county’s nomination process.

To learn more about eligibility and to nominate a business, visit:


To learn more about eligibility and to nominate a nonprofit, visit


The 2020 Governor's Volunteer Stars Awards ceremony will take place virtually in February of 2021.

Additional information on the Governor's Volunteer Stars Awards can be found on Volunteer Tennessee’s website at www.volunteertennessee.net

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Volunteer Tennessee is the 25-member, bipartisan citizen board appointed by the Governor to oversee AmeriCorps and service-learning programs and to advance volunteerism and citizen service to solve community problems in the Volunteer State.