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. Now in its 16th 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 GVSA provides an opportunity for individuals and organizations to support service in the state and Tennessee's volunteers through any of the the following:
- Find your County Coordinator in our GVSA Directory and nominate a volunteer!
- Nominate a Business or Nonprofit that has impacted your community through their volunteer efforts. The deadline to submit a nomination for the Business and Nonprofit categories is December 8, 2023.
- Become a County Coordinator and facilitate the local nomination process.
- Subscribe to our newsletter to learn about more opportunities as they arise.
County Coordinators Still Needed
If your county is listed here, no one has volunteered to coordinate your county's effort. To make sure your county's Volunteer Stars are recognized, please email firstname.lastname@example.org today!
Bradley Hamblen Pickett
Chester Hardin Polk
Decatur Henry Smith
DeKalb Lake Van Buren
Dyer Meigs Warren
Governor's Volunteer Stars Awards Honorees and Ceremonies
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.
The virtual awards ceremonies are available for viewing here: