Volunteer Memphis Awards Nominations Close May 13

MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 2, 2022 – There are just two weeks left to nominate the exceptional volunteers, nonprofits, businesses, and healthcare workers impacting your community for the 5th annual Volunteer Memphis Awards. Volunteer Memphis is asking the Mid-South to submit nominations by May 13 using the Volunteer Memphis website at https://volunteermemphis.org/volunteer-memphis-awards/.

“We have seen countless volunteers, service organizations, businesses, and healthcare workers step up over the last year and go above and beyond for their communities and the Volunteer Memphis Awards are a way we can celebrate their selfless service,” said Shelby Stonecipher, Director of Volunteer Memphis and Community Outreach.

The Volunteer Memphis Awards are a celebration of the more than 300,000 Mid-South volunteers that selflessly give their time to help those in need. Volunteer Memphis partners with more than 300 organizations to serve people across the Mid-South. The Volunteer Memphis Awards is a chance for communities to call attention to the incredible work their volunteers, nonprofits, businesses, and healthcare workers are doing.

The 5th annual Volunteer Memphis Awards will be held June 23 at the Memphis Botanic Gardens. Anyone interested in learning more or submitting a nomination can do so online at https://volunteermemphis.org/volunteer-memphis-awards/.

All nominations for the Volunteer Memphis Awards are due by May 13, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Please make sure all nominations follow the guidelines below.

Nominations are accepted from the following counties: Fayette, Haywood, Lauderdale, Madison, Shelby and Tipton counties in Tennessee – DeSoto, Tate and Tunica counties in Mississippi – Crittenden County in Arkansas.


Nomination Guidelines:

Nominations accepted March 14 – May 13, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.

Self-nominations are accepted

Only fully completed submissions will be accepted

There will be 3 finalists — finalists will be notified no later than June 3, 2022

Every nominee will receive a certificate of appreciation



2022 Volunteer of the Year

Nominees can be a board member, millennial volunteer, community advocate, lifetime volunteer, or volunteer administrator that has given exemplary service to one or more nonprofit, civic, or faith-based organizations.

2022 Nonprofit of the Year

The nominated organization demonstrates a commitment to outstanding volunteer management practices that result in a significant, meaningful, and measurable impact in the Mid-South community. This organization should offer dynamic volunteer program(s) and opportunities that are meaningful and engaging to its staff, volunteers, and the community it serves.

2022 Corporate Citizen of the Year

A business or company that has exhibited outstanding philanthropic support in the community. This corporation has been instrumental in providing an exceptional volunteer program that allows and encourages employees to engage in the community.

Healthcare Humanitarian

A healthcare worker (first responder, healthcare practitioner, healthcare technician, or healthcare support worker) who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to their progression and to the health of the Mid-South.