Governor’s Volunteer Service Awards

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The Governor’s Volunteer Service Award

The awards program was created by the Office of the Governor in 1979, recognizes North Carolina’s most dedicated volunteers. Through the years, the award has been bestowed on thousands of North Carolinians who have shown concern and compassion for their neighbors by volunteering in their local community.

Currently, the program is administered by the NC Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service and the Office of Governor Roy Cooper.  Volunteers nominated from the County are eligible to win the award. One of the volunteers recommended by the County receives a recommendation to be a candidate for the Governor’s Medallion Award; the top 20 volunteers in the State will be bestowed this honor.

How to Nominate a Volunteer

If you/your organization would like to nominate a volunteer for the 2022 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award CLICK HERE to access the online nomination form or a downloadable form. Please contact Leslie Stanley, Brunswick County Non-Profit & Volunteer Coordinator/Local Designated Coordinator, for more information at 910-253-2589 or Forms completed online will be sent to Mrs. Stanley automatically. Downloadable forms should be completed, scanned, and emailed to Mrs. Stanley. Or, to mail a completed nomination form, please send it to Leslie Stanley’s attention at  Brunswick County Emergency Services, P.O Box 249, Bolivia, NC 28422. The deadline for 2022 nominations is midnight on January 16, 2022.

2021 Brunswick County Awards Announced

The Brunswick County Non-Profit & Volunteer Coordinator has been informed that the following residents have received the 2021 Governor’s Volunteer Service Award (in no particular order):

Gail Faust

Brunswick County Animal Protective Services

“Gail is one of the shelter’s most active and involved volunteers. Gail has also been a regular foster for the shelter when dogs going through medical treatment need a quiet, home environment to recover. Our shelter staff entrusts in her to work with some of our more unsocial dogs and special needs animals. She has a kind heart and deep compassion for all the animals and certainly brings much joy and love into their lives.”

Jim Rewalt

Habitat for Humanity

“Jim has been an active volunteer with Habitat for Humanity since 2008. Jim has served as Board President twice. Jim continues to actively volunteer his carpentry skills in the construction of the new Habitat homes in Brunswick County. To date, Jim has been actively involved in the construction of 50 Habitat Homes.”

James McGibeny

Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Volunteer Services Program

“Mr. McGibeny began as a volunteer in 2017 and immediately took on a prestigious and daunting task of implementing the Volgistics Volunteer Management Software for the volunteer program to operate more proficiently. Most recently, Mr. McGibeny was paramount in the implementation of the digital, all mail scanning system for the detention center. Mr. McGibeny is reliable, humble, tenacious, and even more, has proved to be a catalyst in propelling our volunteer program forward.”

Timothy Heath

Sunset Harbor Zion Hill Volunteer Fire Department

“Tim is a volunteer firefighter with our organization. The following are examples of his dedication to the department and community: consistently answers emergency calls regardless of the time of day – he is leading the department in call response; he has provided and paid for several renovations and improvements to the fire station and considered them a donation – he refused to allow for reimbursement for labor and materials, this contribution alone has saved the fire department $3,000; and Tim is a dedicated member who will report to the station on short notice to help regardless of the task at hand.”

Congratulations to all the winners!

Thank you to everyone in Brunswick County who volunteers their time and talents; you are all appreciated!

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