Volunteers are the heart of our organization. Their contributions enrich lives and make it possible to offer programs and services that otherwise would not exist.
On Wednesday, April 19, 2017 evening we celebrated our volunteers at the annual Spirit Awards for selflessly sharing their time, talent and treasure.
Each year, Somerset County YMCA hosts t the Volunteer Spirit Awards to honor Y volunteers who have inspired us by giving of themselves to benefit the Y and its members. You are encouraged to nominate volunteers - either yourself or another Y volunteer - for one of the award categories listed below. Nominations open in January and are due in March.
|Award Categories |
|Category Descriptions |
|Youth ||individual volunteer who is 20 years old or younger and has provided outstanding volunteer service |
|Adult ||individual volunteer who is 21 years old and over and has provided outstanding volunteer service |
|Family ||two or more family members who have provided outstanding volunteer service together or individually during the nominating eligibility period |
|Active Older Adult |
|individual volunteer who is 65 years old or over and has provided outstanding volunteer service |
|Group ||three or more volunteers in committee, program or corporation whose teamwork provided outstanding volunteer service |
|Board Leadership |
|a Board of Director that demonstrates exemplary board leadership while advancing the Y’s mission. |
|Leadership ||individual volunteer who by example and effort inspires and recruits others to become involved in the Y |
|Living Our Cause |
|individual volunteer who is an advocate for the Y's mission and charitable status |
|Lifetime Achievement |
|individual volunteer who has made a measurable impact and has contributed a minimum of 10 years of service. |
|individual, family, or family foundation with a proven record of exceptional financial generosity and volunteer leadership, demonstrating extraordinary civic and charitable responsibility while advancing the Y’s culture of philanthropy. |
|Ray of Light |
|individual volunteer whose positive attitude brightens everyone's day |
Nominees must meet most or all of the following criteria:
- Spirit enhances the Somerset County YMCA.
- Impacts and helps foster the Y’s mission, goals and objectives
- Demonstrates exceptional commitment, service, creativity, cooperation or leadership
- Serves as a role model for others
- Exemplifies caring, honesty, respect and responsibility
- Has been committed to volunteer efforts for a significant length of time