Every community needs a power supply - to keep the lights on, our appliances running, and our devices charged. But to remain strong, healthy, and vibrant, a community also requires something else: a passion supply. That's where volunteers come in.
Think about it. What do you value in your community? Perhaps it's quality healthcare, or safe, nurturing child care. Maybe it's a thriving arts sector, or plentiful, inclusive recreational opportunities. It might be a clean environment, or responsive social services.
In all of these areas, and so many others, volunteers play a leading role. They generously give their time, talent, and energy, so they can have a positive impact on the causes we all care about. In doing so, volunteers supply the passion that powers our community.
On Monday, April 20, during National Volunteer Week, we hope you'll join us at Pacific Gateway Hotel for the 2020 Volunteers Are Stars Awards. As Richmond's largest celebration of volunteerism, it's an opportunity to thank the people who spend countless hours serving our community, and making it the best place possible to live, work, and go to school.
As in years past, the event will combine a standing reception with a seated awards ceremony. It's meant to be fun, informal and accessible, while serving as a meaningful and memorable way of recognizing Richmond's star volunteers.
It says a lot about our community that Volunteers Are Stars is consistently sold out. Richmond's volunteer spirit grows stronger every year, and there are always more people wanting to celebrate it. That's awesome, but it also means that tickets go fast! We encourage you to purchase yours early.
2020 Volunteers Are Stars Awards
Monday, April 20, 2020
5:30pm - 8:00pm
Pacific Gateway Hotel
Tickets: $20 RCRG Members | $25 Non-Members
Do you know a volunteer who's made a significant contribution to our community? Show your appreciation by nominating them for a Volunteers Are Stars award! There are four categories to choose from, and you're welcome - more than that, encouraged! - to submit multiple nominations.
Winners will be decided by an impartial panel of community leaders, and while not every nominee will receive an award, all will be recognized during the awards ceremony on April 20.
The final day to submit a nomination is Monday, March 23.
The following partners and sponsors proudly celebrate volunteerism and its vital role in creating a strong, healthy, vibrant community. Their generous support makes the Volunteers Are Stars Awards possible.
Shooting Star Award
Star of Richmond Award
A little time may have passed, but their contributions remain as meaningful as ever. Read about the many brilliant winners and nominees from previous editions of Volunteers Are Stars.