Governor's Volunteer Stars Awards

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.  Since 2008, 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. 


Find Your County Coordinator

Do you know an outstanding community volunteer in your community that you would like to see recognized statewide? Nominate them for a Governor's Volunteer Stars Award (GVSA)!

2024 County Coordinator Directory Coming Soon!


County Coordinators Needed!

The GVSAs depend on volunteers to lead the effort in each county. Unfortunately, some counties do not have a coordinator, so their amazing volunteers won't be recognized. 

If you would be willing to help in any of these counties, contact Hope Alexander today!

  • Benton
  • DeKalb
  • Greene
  • Lake
  • Overton
  • Pickett
  • Smith
  • Warren

 

Tennessee Serves Network
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Governor's Volunteer Stars Awards Honorees and Ceremonies

Volunteer Tennessee was honored to celebrate the 2023 Governor's Volunteer Stars Awards Honorees on February 18, 2024 in Franklin, Tenn.  Please enjoy these event pictures and materials celebrating Tennessee's outstanding volunteers!

Those named a 2022 Governor's Volunteer Star gathered in Franklin, TN on April 2, 2023 to honor and celebrate volunteerism in Tennessee.  You can view the awards ceremony here.  You can view photos from the awards ceremony by clicking one of the links below.

Honorees

Speakers

General

Those named a 2021 Governor's Volunteer Star gathered in Franklin, TN on February 13, 2022 to honor and celebrate volunteerism in Tennessee.  You can view the awards ceremony here.  You can view photos from the awards ceremony by clicking one of the links below.

Those named a 2020 Governor's Volunteer Star were celebrated through virtual ceremonies that premiered on February 7, 2021 to honor and celebrate volunteerism in Tennessee.

Honorees

Those named a 2019 Governor's Volunteer Star gathered in Franklin, TN on February 9, 2020 to honor and celebrate volunteerism in Tennessee.

Those named a 2018 Governor's Volunteer Star gathered in Franklin, TN on February 10, 2019 to honor and celebrate volunteerism in Tennessee.

Those named a 2017 Governor's Volunteer Star gathered in Franklin, TN on March 11, 2018 to honor and celebrate volunteerism in Tennessee.