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Celebrating People in Action

National Volunteer Month is a time to celebrate people doing extraordinary things through service. This month focuses local attention on the impact and power of volunteerism and service as an integral aspect of our civic leadership and draws the support and endorsement of the Mayor and other city and county officials, as well as corporate and community groups across our communities.

Volunteer Partners will recognize individuals, groups and companies who have been nominated and awarded for their exceptional service in Lincoln and Lancaster County and will celebrate the tremendous impact they are making on our communities most critical challenges at our annual event.


Past Recipients

  • Volunteer Advocate of the Year

    2015 Luis Guzman, Nebraska Community Blood Bank
    2014 Steve Wallingford & Pat Yahnke
    2013 T.J. Casady
    2012 Star City Optimist Youth Foundation
    2011 Lily hans & Terry Heany
    2210 Amanda Garner, Nebraska Global
    2009 Susie Brown, Tabitha Health Services
    2008 Diane Pratt
    2007 Rev. Don Stewart, St. Mark's United Methodist Church
    2005 Roger Larson
    2004 Dennis Buckley, LJS Neighborhood Extra
    2003 Jim Steel, Clear Channel Communications

  • Volunteer In Action

    2015 Tom Scott
    2014 Mary Barton
    2013 Jerry Hall
    2012 Marcia Matthies

  • Volunteers in Action

    2015 Voices of Hope Call Center
    2014 Lincoln RentWiser Network
    2013 Mourning Hope Grief Center Volunteers
    2012 KZUM Volunteer Programmers

  • Youth Volunteer In Action

    2014 My'Kah Knowlin
    2013 Ray Heidelberg
    2012 Taylor Gillen

  • Youth Volunteers In Acction

    2015 Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Youth Rally and March Planning Committee
    2013 Northeast High School Student Council

  • Recognition of Corporate Service

    2015 Allstate, Spreetail
    2014 Ameritas, Nationwide Insurance & Swanson Russell
    2013 Talent Plus, Allied Insurance & Union Bank
    2012 Nebraska Global, Lincoln Industries & Ameritas

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