And the Winners Are…
In 1968, HandsOn Central California began hosting the annual Hands Across the Valley Volunteer Awards Luncheon in recognition and celebration of our community’s volunteers. This heart-warming event honors individuals and groups, who have made a difference by generously giving their time and talent in an effort to help improve the quality of life in our Valley.
Over 70 outstanding nominations were submitted this year, and after much review by community stakeholders, the following nominations were selected for honors this year.
Adult Volunteer of the Year
Rev. Sharon Avril and Lisa Daniels
College Student Volunteer of the Year
Corporate/Business Volunteer Group
Starbucks and Gap Inc.
Healthy Community Volunteer of the Year
Lifetime Achievement 2018
Love of Children Volunteer of the Year
Parent Volunteer of the Year
RSVP Site of the Year
City of Fresno RSVP Volunteer Group and
RSVP Airport Ambassadors
RSVP Volunteer of the Year
Robin Chiero and JoAnn Miller
School Volunteer of the Year
Service Club/ Organization of the Year
Camp Kesem at Fresno State and
Youth Service Club of the Year
Youth Volunteer of the Year
Ann and Claudia "The Twins" Rodriguez
Congratulations to all of the winners.
This year’s 50th event will be held on April 25th at the Clovis Veterans Memorial Hall, 808 Fourth Street Clovis, CA 93612. The program will start promptly at 11:30 a.m. The awards ceremony will include a welcome and introduction, Key Note address by Cliff Hall, and award winner presentations. Tickets available via Eventbrite, through this link, or by calling our office 559-237-3101.
This post originally appeared on the Points of Light blog April 21, 2017
Making the Business Case for Employee Volunteering
For companies, building a culture that connects volunteering to a broader organizational mission can require an intentional and sustained effort to engage stakeholders, creating a strong business case and adopting policies and programs supportive of service. Increasingly, leaders in corporate citizenship are building the skill set and experience to translate the importance of engaging employees in service to the vernacular of an executive boardroom. To provide some best practices for companies trying to build volunteer programs, Jenny Lawson, president of networks at Points of Light, and Hannah Christie, environmental, social and governance project manager EMEA at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, lay out some of the foundational facts that employee volunteer leaders can use to strengthen their case.
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