Call for Nominations for 2012 Long Island Volunteer Hall of Fame
Now in its 11th Year, Local Award Celebrates Humanitarian Spirit and Community Service
Hempstead, NY – July 12, 2012 – The Long Island Volunteer Hall of Fame (www.livolunteerhalloffame.org ) is seeking nominations for its 11th annual Hall of Fame inductees. This award celebrates the humanitarian spirit by inducting volunteer founders of nonprofit organizations whose vision, dedication and drive have made exceptional contributions in their communities. Nominations are also being sought for volunteer lifetime achievers and youth volunteers.
Membership in the Long Island Volunteer Hall of Fame is a prestigious honor bestowed upon leaders in the nonprofit community. Since its inception in 2001, 135 deserving individuals have been inducted into the Long Island Volunteer Hall of Fame.
For the second year in a row, the Long Island Volunteer Hall of Fame will honor an exceptional Long Islander with the Inspirational Service Award. This award recognizes a volunteer who has made a significant impact through a commitment to community service. This individual inspires others in his/her life and serves as a role model for volunteerism. Last year’s recipient was Victoria Ruvolo, the victim of a senseless attack when a young man threw a frozen turkey through her windshield on the Long Island Expressway in 2004. She has tirelessly volunteered her time and shared her inspiring story of forgiveness with at-risk youth.
The call for nominations will run from July 12 to September 30, 2012. Nomination forms can be accessed at http://www.livolunteerhalloffame.org/Nominations_Get_Involved.html or obtained from the Long Island Volunteer Center at (516) 564-5482. Nominators may be any person or group with direct knowledge of the nominee’s contribution. Inductees are selected by an independent panel of judges. The 2012 induction ceremony is scheduled for Sunday, February 3, 2013.
About The Long Island Volunteer Center
Created in 1992 to improve the quality of life for all Long Islanders, the Long Island Volunteer Center is a nonprofit organization that encourages people to engage in service to their communities and mobilizes volunteers and donations to support community service initiatives.
The Long Island Volunteer Center leads the Long Island Volunteer Hall of Fame, a collaborative initiative that grew out of the 2001 United Nations International Year of Volunteers. Additional collaborators include Bethpage State Park, Girl Scouts of Nassau County, Long Island State Veterans Home, Long Island Educational Opportunity Center, and Molloy College.
For more information, contact the Long Island Volunteer Center at (516) 564-5482 or visit www.longislandvolunteercenter.org .
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