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Governor's Volunteer Stars Awards

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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 twelfth 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  2019 Governor's Volunteer Stars Awards will take place in  Franklin, TN on February 9, 2020 to honor and celebrate volunteerism in Tennessee. 

Get Involved

You can help support service in the state and Tennessee's volunteers through any of the the following:

Click here for the Business Nomination Form

Click here for the Nonprofit Nomination Form


Governor's Volunteer Stars Awards Honorees and Ceremonies

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.


Information for County Coordinators 

 Download the County Resource Guide and Forms.