Volunteer Awards

United Way honors local community volunteers by annually presenting the following awards:

2023 Volunteer Log

Connie Woodward Award for Outstanding Volunteerism in Whitfield County

The minimum hour requirement for one of United Way’s competitive adult awards is 100 hours.

Recipients who are nominated will have the opportunity of being awarded the Elaine Butler or Connie Woodward Award for outstanding volunteerism.

 Recipients are awarded annually during our Volunteer Awards Ceremony in April. 

Connie Woodward Award for Outstanding Volunteerism Application 

Applications are now closed.

Connie Woodward Award for Outstanding Volunteerism in Whitfield County - Applications are due Friday, February 2, 2024.

 

Elaine Butler Award for Outstanding Volunteerism in Murray County

The minimum hour requirement for one of United Way’s competitive adult awards is 100 hours. 

Recipients who are nominated will have the opportunity of being awarded the Elaine Butler or Connie Woodward Award for outstanding volunteerism.

 Recipients are awarded annually during our Volunteer Awards Ceremony in April. 

Elaine Butler Award for Outstanding Volunteerism Application 

Applications are now closed.

Elaine Butler Award for Outstanding Volunteerism in Murray County - Applications are due Friday, February 2, 2024.

 

Elbert Shaw Memorial Scholarship

Shaw Industries partners with United Way of Northwest Georgia to offer the Elbert Shaw Memorial Scholarship to two high school seniors and/or juniors.
The scholarship is awarded annually during our Volunteer Awards Ceremony in April.

Don't forget to keep track of your 2023 volunteer hours!

Applications are due Thursday, January 18, 2024 by 5:00pm

Applications are now closed.

Elbert Shaw Memorial Scholarship Information and Instructions

Elbert Shaw Memorial Scholarship Application

2023 Volunteer Log

 

 

United Way Youth Volunteer of the Year Award

Presidential Service Award Eligibility

Youth Presidential Service Award Application

 Youth Presidential Service Awards - Applications are due Friday, February 23, 2024.

Any individual, family, or group can receive Presidential recognition for volunteer hours earned over a 12-month period or over the course of a lifetime at home or abroad. The following are the eligibility requirements for each age group:

Kids: Age 5-10

Teens: 11-15

Young Adults: Individual Age 16-25

Adults: Individual Age 26 +

Families and Groups: Two or more people, with each member contributing at least 25 hours toward the total.

Presidential Volunteer Service Award Criteria

Bronze Level

Kids: 26 to 49 hours

Teens: 50 to 74 hours

Young Adults: 100 to 174 hours

Adults: 100 to 249 hours

Family & Groups: 200 to 499 hours

Silver Level

Kids: 50 to 74 hours

Teens: 75 to 99 hours

Young Adults: 175 to 249 hours

Adults: 250 to 499 hours

Family & Groups: 500 to 999 hours

Gold Level

Kids: 75 hours or more

Teens: 100 hours or more

Young Adults: 250 hours or more

Adults: 500 hours or more

Family & Groups: 1000 hours or more

President's Call to Service Award

All Ages

4,000 hours or more of volunteer service (over a lifetime).

Click here for more information about the President's Volunteer Service Award